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Friday, July 13th, 2012
SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Sidelines Inc., industry leader in closet and storage accessories is proud to announce it has entered into a strategic alliance with hardware components manufacturer and distributor Knape & Vogt (KV), located in Grand Rapids, MI.
This alliance will expand Sidelines’ existing distribution network by making its line of closet accessories more readily available to dealers and distributors throughout the US. Charles Costa, Sidelines CEO and recipient of the Association of Closet and Storage Professionals’ (ACSP) 2009 Pioneer Award and Peter Ross, KV V.P. marketing and product development agreed that the partnership was a “win-win for both companies.”
KV will add Sidelines’ most popular closet accessories and hardware including the patented Deluxe Accessory & Premier Accessory lines to its distribution network programs. Also, Sidelines holds several patents on its unique products such as the Deluxe & Premier Belt, Tie and Valet rods as well as the Premier Mirror and Pressing Perfection ironing board.
KV, a privately held company established in 1898 with over 750 employees, has a distribution network, which spans North America as well as worldwide. Additional holdings include GSlide Manufacturing in Taipei, Taiwan. In addition to its distributor network, which services independent dealers and cabinet makers, KV also supplies office furniture and kitchen manufacturers and major retailers. Sidelines’ products are now available through KV’s distribution network and its representatives as well as its own warehouse in Chicago, IL.
Charles and Kris Costa launched Sidelines, Inc. in 1997. Products ship throughout North America, as well as internationally. The corporate office is located in Scottsdale, AZ.
Monday, November 7th, 2011
Charles and Kris Costa are proud to announce the issuance of their latest patent for their innovation of the Premier Tie Racks, Belt Racks and Premier Mirror! This patent joins a list of patents for firsts in the closet storage industry and is sure to once again revolutionize the way closet storage is optimized with style and ease!
Our new Premier Racks go one step further than our patented Deluxe Racks. Not only do they pull out on ball-bearing slides, but they then pivot front ninety degress on locking, roller hinges. Voila! Now you can see all the ties or belts as they turn to face you! Our Premier Mirror glides out, pivots to display a full length image, then slides back in alongside the partook for effortless storage. Featuring an over-travel slide, the Premier Rack’s pivot stop prevents the mechanism from bumping into adjacent door or drawer!
Sidelines Premier Belt Rack
Experience the Art of Fine Firsts, again, with Sidelines!
Thursday, March 10th, 2011
That’s a wrap! We all know that phrase, and what it means. Job completed, satisfaction. Which leads me to think of a wee segment of our population where a little effort goes a long way, who when satisfied even just a bit, bring immense pleasure to the rest of us. Yes, children! We all know how it goes, when they are happy so is everyone around them. When they are not happy, well, we all know how that goes too! There does exist a small indulgence that gives great return. When implemented into a well designed junior closet, playroom etc, Sidelines’ Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps brighten the little one’s lives, and the lives of the adults among them, while at the same time adding a touch of fun and flair to everyone’s surroundings.
Check out this brilliant design, courtesy of Modern Closets, Chandler, AZ:
Modern Closets, Chandler, AZ., Designs a junior closet any child or teen would love to call their own, incorporating Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Wraps.
Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Ice Blue, perfect for the boys in the house or for sport equipment storage.
Sidelines' Closetwear Hot Color Basket Wraps shown in Lavender
Sidelines’ Basket Wraps, the next time a little flair for the dramatics are in order, or perhaps dramatics are flairing up when it comes to clean up time, consider Closetwear Hot Colors. A little extra wrap added on to the closet can go a long way to make clean up a snap! Now That’s a Wrap!
The Art of Fine Home Storage, (and sometimes child diplomacy) begins with Sidelines!
Friday, October 15th, 2010
Do you often wonder if a tornado has just blown through your child’s room? Are you amazed that only one day after their room is cleaned it is a mess again? Are you sick of then cleaning it all up for them? If you answered yes to any of these questions you are not alone! Every parent in America has had those same thoughts. Organization is never easy to come by when you have a house full of children. As adults it can be a challenge keeping ourselves organized on a daily basis, so we should not expect that our children will be any better. Storage is a key player in the game of organization. So if your child’s closet and room is lacking good storage, things will definitely stay messy and hard to find. So don’t waste any time trying to figure out a solution. We have one right here for you!
Closet Organization is our specialty and we just so happen to have some things geared toward those little ones of yours. Below are some closet accessories that are sure to help your child’s closet and room stay organized. And believe it or not, they may even just like them! – SC
This little girls closet sparkles with our signature baskets in white wrapped in hot pink Hot Colors Basket Wraps.
White Signature Baskets wrapped in hot pink Hot Colors basket wraps.
Let’s not forget about the boys. These blue basket wraps will make every little boy feel special – and maybe even keep him organized too!
White Signature Baskets wrapped in blue Hot Colors basket wraps
Now we all know that every teenager needs a place they can call their own. But more importantly you need it to stay clean. So let their creativity fly with these lavender and lime basket wraps and pouches.
White Signature baskets wrapped in Lavender basket wraps.
Lime green basket wrap shown on a chrome signature basket
Thursday, February 18th, 2010
Trade shows always require an enormous effort in planning and setup just for a few days of meet ‘n’ greets with our existing customers and hopefully with a few new customers as well. Last week’s Closet & Home Organization Expo, held in Long Beach, California, was no exception. But we always thoroughly enjoy this annual event and the opportunity to see friends, colleagues and clients.
Having done this for so long now, setting up the actual booth with our many new products goes quickly. Here’s a shot of our finished exhibit:
Sidelines' EXPO Booth Display
This year we previewed some brand new products coming out later this year for the kitchen and pantry. These are pretty nifty pull-out racks that glide in and out silently on soft-close, ball-bearing mechanisms, so they feel light as air since there’s no effort needed to move them around. Here’s what our “kitchen products” wall display looked like:
Sidelines' Kitchen Products
On the left side you can see our new, tall Pull-Out Pantry Rack. And then our smaller and shorter Pull-Out Adjustable Cabinet Rack is shown in the middle at bottom, under the PressFix ironing board which is folded up, stored away.
We had lots of comments on these new items, most of which leaned towards the “this is so long overdue for the industry” type sentiments. We think so too! These will be available later in the year. (Watch this space for a future release date on these.) They are currently available for standard depth kitchen cabinetry (greater than 19” deep) in several widths and all with adjustable height ranges.
A couple of the other big previews we showed off at EXPO was on our “closet products” wall. We unveiled two new sliding mirror products for mounting on closet section side panels. Here’s the small one that’s designed as a three-panel model:
3-Way Mirror and Deluxe Double Rack
This one is only two feet tall, and the side mirrors hinge in over the main mirror for easy storage. You can also see our new Deluxe Double Rack mounted above the mirror in this photo. The DDR is actually a hardware plate added to our existing Deluxe Tie, Belt or Valet Rack units so that you can double the amount of rack storage (of your choice). You can use two tie racks, or belt racks, or one of each on either side of this new hardware plate.
We’ll have more on all these new products as they become available. There were several more items unveiled at the show. Keep checking back for more news from the organization front!
Friday, November 13th, 2009
We’re kicking off the long, low rays of fall sunlight with a new design to our home page and some new additions to our website. Most importantly, we’ve added a second menu toolbar below our main one for faster navigation (a feature requested by many in our customer survey comments a couple of months ago). You can now jump directly to closet or kitchen products via the “Closet Essentials” and “Kitchen Essentials” buttons (along with others for Laundry and Hardwear). Further improvements to product pages’ navigation will come early next year. You’ll also find links to the Closet Essentials and Kitchen Essentials pages from the photos on the home page.
New features available on our home page are abundant: For easy reference, we’ve added the customer service phone number at the top of the site page, so you can always call us if you have a question while visiting any portion of our website without searching for the number.
Many of our clients asked in our survey for a quick link to our sale items’ page. We’ve filled your request with a single-click link titled “On Sale!” which will take you directly to the sale information page.
Finally, we’ve got a couple of nifty new features for your perusal: first, we added links to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. There you’ll find we provide highlights of other organization and storage tips and news, as well as links to our own key products. Also added to our home page is a new, newsletter sign up link. And we’ve launched a blog to provide you more timely information about our products and home organization in general.
Let us know what you think. Have we filled some of your wish list items you mentioned in our survey? We’ll have more updates coming soon. Click on the comments section below to add your feedback and click on RSS feed to add our blog to your RSS feeds list. Experience the best interaction at Sidelines®!