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AFR Event Furnishings Acquires San Diego-Based Plush Lounge

Posted: 2.11.11
Category: In The Community
AFR Event Furnishings Acquires San Diego-Based Plush Lounge
National Event and Trade Show Furnishings Leader Fortifies Position on the West Coast

February 10, 2010. San Diego, CA. In the throes of its significant expansion, AFR Event Furnishings has struck again, enriching its position throughout California and the west coast by acquiring San Diego-based Plush Lounge Furniture Rental.

"The marriage between AFR and Plush Lounge is ideal," says David Wright, founder of Plush Lounge. "Plush was a rapidly growing company but only had a regional SoCal reach. AFR is an established leader nationwide in event furniture rentals that can provide sourcing capabilities in 14 markets to support the expanding needs of current clients, and has the solid infrastructure necessary to enable growth at a much faster rate than if we tried to grow independently. We are excited to join AFR's impressive team."

When its doors first opened in 2007, Wright, a former Marine helicopter pilot-turned-event professional/entrepreneur, set out to make Plush Lounge Southern California's go-to rental furniture solution. Within four years, he built a respected brand that had the reputation for providing outstanding furnishings and customer service - a business philosophy right in line with AFR's core values.

"The main factor in agreeing to be acquired by AFR was the quality of people on its team," explains Wright. "Everyone on AFR's team has the same dedication as we do at Plush. I believe that great teams can accomplish exponential results, and the leadership provided by AFR will propel us to the highest levels."

"The Plush brand fits beautifully with AFR's overall strategic business plan," says Neil Scholnick, CEO, AFR Event Furnishings. "The acquisition of this company puts us in a key position to exceed expectations in San Diego, throughout California, and all of the surrounding areas. The inherent synergy between the two companies makes it that much better."

As the nation's foremost furnishings supplier, AFR Event Furnishings continues to raise the bar in the special events and trade show industries through its exclusive brands and products, astute attention to detail and unwavering dedication to ethics, time sensitivity and client satisfaction. "We anticipate this integration to be smooth and the transition seamless," says Scholnick. "David Wright will join the AFR team as the California Regional General Manager, and all Plush team members will remain in their current positions, servicing their current clients."

From this point on, Plush will operate as AFR Event Furnishings in California and the surrounding regions.  AFR will absorb Plush's inventory, which emphasizes high-quality furnishings and accent pieces, while bringing more of its upscale offerings to the area for increased selection and more cost effective pricing for clients.

Visit AFR at Event Solutions/Catersource at Booth #315 in Las Vegas on Feb. 27-March 2, 2011.

For more information on AFR Event Furnishings, please visit or Plush Lounge

For sales information contact David Wright at 619.804.9484 or

AFR Event Furnishings provides world-class, professional customer service and limitless style, product and support to its ever-growing breadth of national clientele. As the most prolific rental company in the U.S., offering a wide variety of sofas, chairs, ottomans, tables, bars, and accent pieces is only part of the company's appeal. AFR's greatest strength lies in its unequivocal client support. Its indisputable reputation for going above and beyond is what keeps existing clients coming back.

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