Quoizel Wishes You a Safe & Happy Labor Day!

Our offices will be closed on Monday, September 3th and will reopen on Tuesday at 8:30am EST.

Have a safe and happy holiday!




Did you Know…

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.


Is that Rick Kayaking Again?

Rick Seidman, President of Quoizel, takes advantage of the beautiful weather as he kayaks down the Chicago River before getting ready to attend the Goombay Bash on August 11th.

Rick has made a personal commitment to kayak in all 52 states with his next stop in Anchorage, Alaska!  

We will continue to follow and post photos of Rick’s kayaking adventures.


Why Tiffany glass feels/sounds like plastic even though it’s glass

There are few pieces of lighting as iconic as Louis Comfort Tiffany’s stained glass creations. The intricate details of every hand-crafted glass shade tell a story all its own.  However, have you ever tapped on a Tiffany-style lamp and wondered why it feels and sounds like plastic?

Louis Comfort Tiffany developed a process of snugly wrapping each piece of stained glass in a thin piece of paper that is covered in copper foil. “Because of this tight wrapping of the glass, there is no room for the glass to resonate and have the glass sound and feel like you expect to get when tapping on the surface,” says Ronda Young of Youngworks. “Normally, glass like in windows and in glassware is free to resonate with vibrations caused from tapping on it, but in the case of the stained glass copper foil technique, this is lost and a dull thump is often all we hear.”


Goombay Bash

I’m sure you are asking what is a Goombay Bash!  A Caribbean-themed event where you wear shorts, sandals, and a lei, all while raising money for cancer research. Founder & President of the H Foundation, John Rot, (Horton Electric Supply) has led the foundation for the last 12 years.  It’s a party with meaning but it is also the party of the summer!! It’s fun!!

The Goombay Bash is its largest fund raising event, where more than 1,000 people gathered at the Navy Pier in Downtown Chicago and raised more than $500,000.