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Twas the Night Before Christmas (Morbern Edition)

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With apologies to Clement C. Moore.  This is the version we read each Christmas Eve at Morbern.

 

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the (vinyl wrapped) house

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;

The stockings were hung (with adhesive vinyl) by the chimney with care,

In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;

The children were nestled all snug in their beds;

While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;

And mamma in her ‘kerchief, and I in my cap,

Had just settled our brains for a long winter’s nap,

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,

I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter.

Away to the (vinyl) window I flew like a flash,

Tore open the (vinyl) shutters and threw up the (vinyl) sash.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,

Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,

When what to my wondering eyes did appear,

But a miniature sleigh (with vinyl upholstery) and eight tiny rein-deer,

With a little old driver so lively and quick,

I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.

More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,

And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:

Now, Bantam! now, Freeport! now Abbey and Carina!

On, Sanibel! on, Cinema! on Bayside and Catalina!

To the top of the (vinyl trimmed) porch! to the top of the wall!

Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!”

As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,

When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;

So up to the housetop the coursers they flew

With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too—

And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the (vinyl) roof

The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.

As I drew in my head, and was turning around,

Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.

He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,

And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot

A bundle of (vinyl) toys he had flung on his back,

And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.

His eyes—how they twinkled! his dimples, how merry!

His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!

His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,

And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;

The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,

And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;

He had a broad face and a little round belly

That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,

And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;

A wink of his eye and a twist of his head

Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the (vinyl decal) stockings; then turned with a jerk,

And laying his finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;

He sprang to his sleigh (with a vinyl dashboard), to his team gave a whistle,

And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.

But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

 

The Rising Tide of Excellence in Marine and Outdoor Vinyl

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While captains may be dry docking their vessels for the season, it’s time for boat manufacturers and aftermarket experts to think about boating in 2021. What design, technology and resources will be available to tame the salt, sun and moisture challenges while simultaneously providing an enjoyable experience for boaters and their guests?

Learn about the technologies that reduce heat transfer, eliminate cracking and prevent UV damage in boat upholstery. Discover how to enhance a solid color with custom grains, quilting techniques and finishes. Plus, tips on cleaning and maintenance.

From hull liners to helm chairs, see how Morbern covers the boating industry. Join us November 10th at 1 p.m. EST to hear about the latest in marine upholstery from boating industry veteran Lynn Prouty.

Register here:

https://morbern.webex.com/morbern/onstage/g.php?MTID=eb7ab5de4b6e6024607e89991ed000e1d

Please note that this will be recorded and sent out to all who register.

Industrial & Recreational Seating Webinar: Designing for Success

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Webinar host Rich Ostriker, Sales Manager of Vacuum Form and Transportation for Morbern, has more than 35 years of experience in the vacuum form industry. On September 1, hear from Rich as he guides you through an insightful look at innovations in vinyl seating brought about by advancements in vacuum-form technology. What is vacuum forming? Where would you use it? What are its advantages? Why is vinyl the best cover? Join us and discover applications for Heavy Truck, Marine, Recreation Vehicle and RV markets.

This webinar is part of the KnowMor: Morbern Educational Webinar Series.

Watch it here:

Light on Additives, Bantam Still Packs a Heavy

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When Morbern created its latest product addition to its line of commercial interior vinyls, the task was to make something different – something powerful yet sustainable. The research team delivered Bantam and Morbern knew they’d found a winner.

 

Bantam packs a powerful punch of performance for contract and healthcare interiors. Often the most challenging environments in commercial design, healthcare interiors demand not only high performance in critical spaces, but also health and sustainability attributes.

 

It’s lack of additives is what makes it a lightweight winner. Free of anti-microbial additives, phthalates and flame retardants yet CAL TB-117 compliant, this fighter of a fabric shows no wear after 100,000 double rubs and is cold crack resistant to -25° F. It spars with stains like cola, coffee and ketchup, and then easily cleans with soap and water.

 

Bantam’s environmentally friendly attributes means it falls under the MorGreen label, Morbern’s initiative to create products that are sustainable, responsible and leave as little environmental impact as possible.

 

Bantam features an anti-static slip finish, urine stain resistance, sulfide stain resistance and oil resistance. Its palette of 10 colorways comes in earthy shades of blue, red, green, orange, yellow and gray.

 

Colorways:

  1. Apple (Green)
  2. Cosmic (Blue)
  3. Dove (Light Gray)
  4. Firelight (Yellow)
  5. Ghost (Medium Gray)
  6. Ginger (Orange)
  7. Inkberry (Purple)
  8. Iron (Dark Gray)
  9. Rabbit (Taupe)
  10. Tropical (Red)

Click here to learn more or order samples:
https://morbern.com/product/bantam/ 

MorCare™ Collection by Morbern

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If the coronavirus or any other sickness has you feeling anxious right now, Morbern is here to help ease at least part of your anxiety. Vinyl is impermeable and easily cleanable, one of the many reasons it is used in healthcare, hospitality and contract spaces.

All our vinyl upholstery can be cleaned using soap and warm water with a clear water rinse. With MorCare™, Morbern’s line of healthcare vinyls, harsh cleaners including bleach and ammonia can be used. To learn more about Morbern’s MorCare™ products, visit here: https://morbern.com/market/healthcare/

If you are looking for care and cleaning of a specific product, visit our Product Resources page, and search within the Care and Cleaning Information section: https://morbern.com/product-resources/.

Also, Morbern is here for you. If you need to reach out to us for specific questions, then please visit: https://morbern.com/contact/morbern-customer-service/.

We are all in this together.

Morbern Named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

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Morbern has been named as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies 2020. The announcement came today in a release issued by Deloitte. Morbern was one of only 30 companies across the country to receive the designation, and this is the first time the company has been selected.

 

“It’s an enormous honor to be named as part of this prestigious group,” said Morbern CEO Mark Bloomfield. “To become a successful company requires buy in from every employee as we work toward a common goal, and this award reflects well on each and every member of the Morbern team.”

 

Morbern was nominated during the summer of 2019 and successfully advanced through two levels of competition to become a finalist last fall. The company was the only new finalist in the Eastern Ontario territory.

 

The 2020 Best Managed program award winners are among the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues of more than $25 million, demonstrating investment in talent and technology, innovation in a competitive environment, and an increased focus on global competition. Now in its 27th year, Canada’s Best Managed Companies remains one of the country’s leading business awards programs recognizing Canadian-owned and managed companies for innovative, world-class business practices.

 

Canada’s Best Managed Companies is run by a group comprising Deloitte, CIBC, Smith School of Business, TMX and Canadian Business Magazine. Each year, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies compete for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates the caliber of their management abilities and practices.

 

Morbern joins a field of prestigious winners. The entire list can be found at www.bestmanagedcompanies.ca.

Morbern Prepared for New California Upholstery Law

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Morbern announces immediate availability of products for the needs of the architectural and design community doing business in California. As of Jan. 1, 2020, the state no longer allows the sale or distribution of upholstered furniture (or its components) which contains flame retardants, part of Assembly Bill 2998 which passed in 2018 and became effective this month.

“We’ve been developing FR-free vinyls for several years now,” said Morbern Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing John Weaver. “As we talked to architects, designers and manufacturers, we began to understand the challenges with flame retardants, so our R&D team went to work developing product formulations which removed retardants from the majority of our commercial interiors line.”

AB 2998 is the most stringent U.S. law concerning regulation of residential flame retardant exposure. It expands on California Technical Bulletin 117-2013, enacted in January 2015, which tightened flame retardant standards on upholstery and took the focus from filling materials to the cover fabric.

Morbern currently has 16 products in stock that are compliant with TB 117 and AB 2998. Each product has a multitude of colorways.

  • Allante Free – a soft hand with leather-like qualities for the hospitality and public seating markets
  • Americana – a fabric-like, heathered texture for the contract market
  • Bantam – free of anti-microbial additives, phthalates and flame retardants for healthcare and hospitality markets
  • Bloom – Morbern’s first FR-free product for the healthcare market, with three patterns
  • Freedom – a digital print for the healthcare market
  • Hexx – a weather resistant hexagon pattern for the hospitality market
  • Maverick – a stain-resistant topcoat makes for easy cleanup in the hospitality market
  • MorCare – select patterns are FR-free for the healthcare market
  • Natural Linen – a textured surface for healthcare and hospitality markets

Later in 2020, Morbern will introduce several additional vinyls that comply with California AB 2998.