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The TRIB show is a much friendlier atmosphere than traditional retail shows
Kenneth Tinner, Regional Sales Manager, Step2

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Kenneth Tinner, Regional Sales Manager for Step2, assembles the company's latest product, the Adobe Playhouse. The unit is priced to rent in most markets for $19.99/week.

In a country where 90% of children's furniture and toys are imported, Step2 is making an impact in the rental market with merchandise Made in America.

Thomas G. Murdough, Jr., founder and former president of The Little Tikes Company, launched Step2 in 1991 with 5 employees. The company now employs over 1,000 people and operates four US manufacturing plants in California, Georgia, and Ohio (2) totaling nearly 1 million sq. ft.

Step2 has been a TRIB (The Rental Industry Buying Group) vendor for 6 years. Kenneth Tinner (left), Regional Sales Manager for Step2, is preparing for this weeks TRIB Convention and Buying Show in Grapevine, Texas. Tinner explained that relationships with TRIB members is as important as the business written at the show. "It's a much friendlier atmosphere than traditional retail shows," said Tinner. "The people here are more genuine, and that's the way business ought to be."

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TRIB Board of Directors met at the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Resort Tuesday to iron out last minute details for this weeks buying show

84 vendors will vie for the attention of over 100 rental companies at the 2005 TRIB buying show. (See vendor list below)








Category Company
Appliances Maytag
Eureka Company
GE Consumer Products
Frigidaire / EHP Direct
Sears Contract Sales
Electronics Dealer Sales Corporation
Dell, Inc.
Florida State Games
Thomson, Inc.
O'Rourke Sales Company
Twinhead Corporation
Zenith Electronics
Alliance Computing Technologies
Welton USA
BDI - Laguna
Almo Corp / Daewoo
SED International
Furniture & Accessories Innovex Home Products
Advantage by Lucky Star
Fraenkel Company
Founders Furniture
American Furniture Mfg.
Ashley Furniture Industries
England, Inc.
Elite Products
Interactive Health
Dimplex North America
Claude Gable Home Furnishings
Coaster Company of America
D & W Silks
APA Marketing
Vaughan Bassett Furniture
Primo International
Ther-A-Pedic International
Tempo Lighting
StyleCraft Home Collection
United Weavers of America, Inc.
Michels & Company
Progressive Furniture
M.E. Gallery, Inc.
United Furniture Industries
Sandberg Furniture
Simmons Company
Steve Silver Company
Legends Furniture
Klaussner Furniture Industries
Meadowbrook Furniture
Jewelry M & B Jewelry [ formerly Jerry Bogo Company ]
ABS Artistic Jewelry
Specialty Services Tracknet
Step 2 Company
Benefit Marketing Solutions
Card Payment Systems
Central File Marketing, Inc.
dPi Teleconnect
Wheel Pros
Adpro Advertising, LLC
@ Road / M & D Wireless Communications
Truckskin LLC
Nitzsche Advertising
Imagery Marketing Consultants
Ideal Software Systems
Lynnray Financial Corporation
High Touch, Inc.
Furniture Answers
Fouts Trucks, Inc.
Rug Doctor Pro
FLX Industries
Concord EFS
R A A Sales / Tee Time Enterprises, Inc.
Rental Information Systems, Inc.
RES Accessories, Inc.
Kelley Commercial Truck Center, Inc.
Retail Advantages, Inc.
Sport Worx
Nationwide Club Administrators, Inc.








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