TUUCI Creative Shade Products along with Stylish Furniture Options Emphasized by Bum Contract During CRFA Show in Toronto, March 2-4

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    January 21, 2014

TUUCI Creative Shade Products along with Stylish Furniture Options Emphasized by Bum Contract During CRFA Show in Toronto, March 2-4

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With the popularity of outdoor dining increasing each year and spring and summer seasons rapidly approaching, there has never been a better time for restaurant owners and managers to check out the latest innovations in outdoor shade products and casual furniture. And one of the best places to experience the newest offerings will be at the Bum Contract booth during the Canadian Restaurant and Foodservices (CRFA) Show in Toronto on March 2-4.   

Bum Contract will feature umbrellas and shade products from TUUCI, a leading designer and manufacturer based in Miami, Florida, with an industry-leading position earned through cutting-edge designs and marine-grade components. To show how outdoor spaces can be fully integrated into inviting settings, Bum will also feature the latest casual furniture offerings from two of Italy’s top furniture makers – emu and Nardi.

“Outdoor dining areas represent growth opportunities for virtually every restaurant by attracting more customers who stay longer, spend more and return often,” said Steve Demaine, owner of Bum Contract which will be located at Booth No. 2427. “During the show, visitors to our booth will see how umbrellas, seating and tables can be used to create memorable outdoor dining experiences for their guests. Our team will also be on hand to illustrate options for brand building through umbrella graphics, including logos.”

TUUCI shade products on display in the Bum Contract booth will include the Bay Master Cantilever, Ocean Master Classic and Ocean Master Manta. The Bay Master Cantilever offers an expanded shaded area with the mast off-set to provide an uninterrupted dining area underneath. The Ocean Master Classic is one of TUUCI’s most popular umbrellas for restaurants, while the Ocean Master Manta illustrates TUUCI’s design leadership with a distinctive shape that was inspired by the effortless grace of the Manta.

“Investing in quality shade products delivers long-term value for restaurants that can enjoy hassle-free use season after season,” said Dougan Clarke, founder and CEO of TUUCI.  “Bum Contract is a valued partner for TUUCI, assuring product availability, customer service and technical expertise that their customers need to make the most of outdoor spaces.”

All TUUCI products are handcrafted in Miami using durable marine-grade components and easy-to-use lift systems. A full complement of replaceable parts assures that TUUCI umbrellas offer long-term service in the most demanding of environments.

“Our staff is always available to work with restaurant owners and managers to review the full range of outdoor dining options,” Demaine said. “We can help our customers create unique settings that support their brands, increase guest satisfaction and grow their businesses.”

About Bum Contract
With a 3,000-square-foot showroom and a 12,000-square-foot warehouse in Oakville, Ontario, Bum Contract Furniture supplies state-of-the-art furniture and shade products for commercial environments, including restaurants, hotels and resorts. Whether it’s seating, tables or shade, Bum offers a wide range of products and customization options. On the web at www.bumcontract.com.

Dougan Clarke began his career as a custom craftsman for a boat yard in Miami. Under the tutelage of his mentor, renowned South Florida craftsman and engineer Fred Herman, Dougan learned applied materials, material sculpting, molding, canvas construction and manufacturing methods from the marine industry. Clarke has adopted these principles and processes in everything he designs for TUUCI.

Since its inception 16 years ago, TUUCI has redefined the shade category with innovative shade structures. In addition to artistic beauty, TUUCI products are engineered with marine grade components that are durable and easy to operate. All shade platforms are custom-made at the Miami headquarters and are distributed worldwide through strategically located service centers. Outdoor cafés and many of the world's leading resorts, hotels and restaurants have selected TUUCI because of this combination of beauty, durability and function.

Keeping the environment top of mind, TUUCI's manufacturing facility follows an Environmental Sustainability Program reducing solid waste and recycling objects from plastics to steel to fabric and beyond. With 100 percent replaceable parts, TUUCI products have an extended lifespan resulting in less waste. Follow TUUCI on Facebook, Twitter and through the company blog. On the Web at www.tuuci.com.

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