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  • IKEA & Goodwill Industries Int'l partner to host their first nat'l 'furniture take back' activity...

    04/20/2017 11:20:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    PR Newswire ^ | April 20, 2017
    CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- IKEA US announced today that on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd from 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., as part of the 'IKEA Sustainable Living Your Way Event', IKEA US stores* (41 of 43 stores) and Goodwill Industries International will partner together to host their first national furniture take back activity. At this time, customers can come to the IKEA parking lot where a Goodwill® truck will be present to receive their donated used furniture. In exchange, IKEA is giving these customers a coupon for $20 off a $150 IKEA purchase (valid 4/22-5/21/2017). **...
  • Tests show cheap materials used in costly furniture

    10/27/2016 9:26:24 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 37 replies
    The commission tested 59 sets of furniture, advertised as being made of high quality wood, and found 46 percent had been sold under false pretences. The furniture tested was bought by consumers who suspected they had been conned. One of them bought four pieces of “rosewood” furniture for 47,000 yuan (US$7,014) from the Guangzhong Road outlet of Shanghai Wubo Business and Trade Co last June. The furniture started cracking soon after. The “rosewood” turned out to be vene wood according to the commission’s tests. The market price of vene wood is about 8,000 yuan per ton, compared with 100,000 yuan...
  • WAKE UP America ! Wake Up Body of CHRIST ![Charismatic Caucus]

    10/20/2016 10:20:09 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | Holy Spirit , Bible
    You have allowed a breach in your walls my children! Seers awake ! Rise up to repair your borders and walls for you can not sustain what is about to come now as blind as you now are ! Awake ! Repair ! Come up higher and fast all distractions and guard your gates , replace your blind Seers with the ones that look to Me alone for guidance and KNOW I AM here. So there is no reason to tarry or allow in bitter waters that do not replenish and leave behind Asherah poles of disdain(contempt) . Am I...
  • EPA’s fondness for high-end furniture costs taxpayers $92 million

    09/24/2015 5:57:29 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 24, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    The federal agency that has the job of protecting the environment doesn’t seem to have too much concern for trees, at least the ones cut down to make furniture. The Environmental Protection Agency over the past decade has spent a whopping $92.4 million to purchase, rent, install and store office furniture ranging from fancy hickory chairs and a hexagonal wooden table, worth thousands of dollars each, to a simple drawer to store pencils that cost $813.57. The furniture shopping sprees equaled about $6,000 for every one of the agency’s 15,492 employees, according to federal spending data made public by the...
  • store owner posts signs, leaving town because residents are 'homeless bums, lowlifes and retards'

    05/19/2015 6:49:12 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 89 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-19-15 | CHRIS SPARGO
    A Kansas furniture store owner is closing up shop and leaving town, but not before he tells other residents what he thinks about them. Bob Fyfe, the owner of Payless Furniture in Lawrence, has polarized the community by posting signs on a large truck in his store parking lot that attack the town. The main sign reads; 'Lawrence: Commie and Candy Ass Capitol [sic] of Kansas. Goodbye Obamaville.'
  • Revolver Bedroom. Someone had a "Thing" for Them

    11/26/2014 10:24:49 AM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    These pictures of a unique bedroom set came to me via the Internet.  I do not know the location of the set or the source of the revolvers. Counting the revolvers that make up the bed frame, the vanity, the lamps, table, chair, chandelier, and window decoration, and assuming that there is symmetry on the sides of the objects that are not visible, I believe there are at least 100 revolvers used in the construction of the set. The revolvers are an eclectic mix of Smith & Wesson (or clones) and Colt (or clones) revolvers.  They appear to mostly...
  • How a Virginia factory owner battled the Chinese and won

    07/18/2014 6:58:03 PM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 18 Jul 2014 | Bernice Napach
    Since China joined the WTO. So many U.S. companies laid off workers and closed factories. John Bassett III, a third-generation furniture factory owner in Virginia, refused to do that. He decided instead to take on the Chinese. "He's absolutely relentless, “says Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local -- and Helped Save an American Town. Bassett traveled from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to northern China to visit a factory that made knockoffs of the furniture his factory made. Bassett pretended to be interested in doing business with the Chinese manufacturer,...
  • Stanley Furniture Closing Robbinsville Plant (North Carolina)

    04/02/2014 10:17:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    Woodworking Network ^ | April 1, 2014
    HIGH POINT, NC - Stanley Furniture Company, Inc. today reported it will cease domestic furniture production in the factory that supports its Young America brand. “We have a healthy Stanley business that is making money. It is supported by a wonderful heritage, strong product in the field and future pipeline, and we are looking forward to the prospects of focusing our team solely on the growth and profitability of this brand in the short-term” “We have decided to cease manufacturing operations in Robbinsville,” said Glenn Prillaman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “After a thorough review of both our own operations...
  • In the very near future, you’ll be able to 3D print real wooden furniture

    02/27/2014 2:10:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Digital Trends ^ | February 26, 2014 | Drew Prindle
    Back when 3D printing was just kicking off, there was much talk of a future where people could download new furniture designs, print them, and furnish their living rooms with new pieces whenever they pleased. But despite the fact that 3D printing your own furniture is totally possible now, it hasn’t really caught on for one simple reason – nobody wants to fill their house with a bunch of snap-together plastic furniture. But the dream of printing your own furnishings isn’t dead yet. A fledgling company by the name of 4 AXYZ has developed a process that allows you...
  • New 3D printer from BigRep lets you print full-size furniture

    02/21/2014 8:06:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    TweakTown ^ | February 20, 2014 | Michael Hatamoto
    Technology to bring 3D printing closer to the mass market is accelerating, though most 3D printed items tend to be rather small in size. To help demonstrate the effectiveness of printing larger items, BigRep, a company founded in 2014, opens the door to printing items such as furniture. The device is launching worldwide at large trade shows, and begins shipping in two months, with a $39,000 MSRP.The BigRep One can print full-scale objects in sizes up to 45x39x47 inches, and has the ability to print plastics, nylons, Laywood (wood fibers mixed with polymers), and Laybrick (something similar to sandstone-type of...
  • This secretive startup plans to 3D print custom, affordable wood furniture

    10/06/2013 3:56:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gigaom Blog ^ | October 6, 2013 | Signe Brewster
    The traditional wood furniture industry has its share of problems. Faced with cheap plywood and chip wood that can be packed flat to ship inexpensively before assembly, furniture made of solid wood has become rarer and more expensive. 4 AXYZ founder and CEO Samir Shah has an idea. Instead of working with layers of cheap wood, he wants to work with layers of nice wood. And he’ll do it with 3D printing. “Effectively what you’re seeing is solid wood furniture is too expensive and quality is dropping. We have something that is not rocket science, even though it is patent...
  • North Carolina furniture company sticking with Paula Deen

    07/25/2013 7:23:44 AM PDT · by cblue55 · 13 replies
    WWAY News 13 Wilmington NC ^ | July 25, 2013 | Submitted by WWAY News 13
    HIGH POINT, NC (AP) -- The High Point-based home furnishings company that markets Paula Deen's furniture line is sticking with the embattled chef. The High Point Enterprise reported that Universal Furniture International will continue to market the Paula Deen Home Collection.
  • Housing Recovery? Not so fast! YoY Furniture Sales Go Negative; Foreclosures Rise (Again)

    06/13/2013 9:48:59 AM PDT · by whitedog57 · 7 replies
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/13/2013 | Anthony B. Sanders
    I constantly hear “The housing market is back!” Is it? True, house prices are rising since 2012 according to FNC, Case-Shiller, Loan Performance and FHFA home price indices. But Year-over-year furniture sales have turned negative, not a good sign for housing (unless everyone wants to live in empty houses). At least auto sales are increasing. Perhaps people are parking Chevys in their living rooms instead of furniture. And foreclosures are heating up again. Completed foreclosures jumped 11 percent nationally in May from the previous month, with monthly increases taking place in 33 states, foreclosure listing firm RealtyTrac Inc. said Thursday....
  • Liberty’s Obamacare Challenge Provides Glimmer of Hope

    03/12/2013 11:00:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 12, 2013 | Robert Knight
    In 1919, back when the United States was a constitutional republic, Congress passed a child labor law imposing a 10 percent excise tax on companies that violated it. A North Carolina furniture maker challenged the law and won. In 1922, the Supreme Court ruled in Bailey v. Drexel Furniture that although child labor laws have a noble purpose, the means – Congress using taxing power as a penalty – was unconstitutional. This was before Franklin Roosevelt’s court-packing threat in1937 ended the Supreme Court’s resistance to grandiose expansions of federal power. The child labor issue, by the way, was resolved when...
  • 10 Places Anyone Can Store Food

    10/15/2012 6:56:41 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 62 replies
    Personal Liberty Digest ^ | October 15, 2012 | Thomas Miller
    One of the cornerstones of preparedness is storing food. No one argues the point of whether food is important. Maybe an argument can be found in where food is placed in the hierarchy of prepping needs, but no one will say that it does not have a place. What I have found, though, is that not too many discussions occur about where these rations will be stored. It seems as though it is always assumed that every prepper has an extra room in the house to fill with shelves that can be neatly stacked with cans and boxes and labeled...
  • Unlicensed driver crashes van into furniture store

    11/21/2011 1:35:13 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 11 replies
    SFgate.com ^ | 11/21/11 | AP
    Bell, Calif. (AP) -- An unlicensed driver is in jail after crashing a van into a Southern California furniture store. Sgt. Albert Rusas says the 27-year-old man has been booked for investigation of drunken driving and felony hit and run. He remained in jail Monday morning. ... The driver, whose name is being withheld, tried to run away.
  • Small explosion hits IKEA store in Dresden

    06/11/2011 2:39:14 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    thelocal.de ^ | 11 June 2011 | unattributed
    Following a small explosion in an IKEA store in Dresden on Friday evening, the German headquarters of the Swedish home furnishings chain is calling on all branches in the country to be extremely vigilant. A device exploded in the Dresden store at around 8 pm, police confirmed on Saturday. Two people, aged 32 and 41 years old, suffered possible inner-ear trauma from the blast but there were no other injuries. The blast also damaged the floor and some of the furniture on display in the kitchen department. No one has admitted to carrying out the attack and there are so...
  • Chair maker introduces 'Big Chill' recliner

    02/05/2011 3:53:38 PM PST · by madison10 · 14 replies
    ToledoBlade.com ^ | February 5, 2011 | Unknown
    Just in time for Sunday's Super Bowl game, Monroe-based La-Z-Boy Inc. has unveiled its newest and ultimate recliner, the ‘Chill' chair... Also at Big Chill Chair Runs at $850.
  • Ikea founder admits to secret foundation

    01/26/2011 4:00:34 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 25 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/26/2011 | TT/The Local/vt
    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad, considered one of the wealthiest people in the world, controls the company through a secret foundation worth 100 billion kronor ($15.34 billion), according to a Sveriges Television (SVT) report. Despite the revelation, the company and Kamprad's image will probably not be affected, according to media advisors. Kamprad controls the enterprise through a holding company called Inter Ikea by way of a secret foundation in Liechtenstein. The foundation is currently worth about 100 billion kronor, according to the latest episode of SVT's Uppdrag granskning investigative news programme, set to air on Wednesday evening. Ikea is controlled through...
  • Move by Stanley Furniture will cut 530 jobs in Va.

    05/14/2010 12:19:11 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 57 replies · 1,037+ views
    News Record ^ | 13th May 2010 | Winston-Salem Journal
    (MCT) — Stanley Furniture Co. Inc. conceded yesterday that its days of being a predominantly domestic manufacturer are over. The company said it is shifting the bulk of its production of adult furniture to offshore vendors by the end of the year, cutting 530 jobs in Virginia — or about 41 percent of its work force of 1,300. Most of the jobs will be eliminated in the fourth quarter. The biggest part of the blow will be felt in its hometown of Stanleytown, Va., where the operations there represent one of the largest remaining domestic plants in terms of work...