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Season for Sharing: Furniture bank helps the needy's houses feel like home

At the center of any strong family is a kitchen table. At the table, conversations and debates are held, meals are consumed, juice is spilled.

Jim Piscopo, the founder of Bridging Arizona furniture bank, puts it this way: “It’s the place where the family does business.”

Since becoming a 501(c)3 non-profit in 2004, Piscopo says Bridging Arizona has given out thousands of kitchen tables and other pieces of furniture to help people in need get down to the business of being a family.
Source: azcentral  Website


United Furniture expands with new Triad distribution center

After maxing out space at a facility it opened in Winston-Salem last year, Mississippi-based United Furniture Industries has expanded with a distribution plant in Lexington that is expected to grow from 10 initial employees to as many as 50 by next year.

Robert Cottam, spokesman for United, said the firm is now leasing about 100,000 square feet within a 500,000-square-foot facility made up of three buildings off Interstate 85 just south of the Davidson County Airport. United's lease with Kepwood LLC began Oct. 1, he said.
Source: bizjournals Website



A fire in a Concord office furniture store on Thanksgiving resulted in an estimated $4 million in damage, Contra Costa County Fire Protection District officials said.

The fire at Sam Clar Office Furniture at 1221 Diamond Way was initially reported at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Fire Marshal Robert Marshall said.

Firefighters had to take a defensive stance while battling the blaze because of flames coming through the roof and the risk of the structure collapsing. Crews brought the fire under control around 8 p.m.
Source: abc7news Website


Tupelo Furniture Market launches new website

The Tupelo Furniture Market recently launched a newly designed website at www.tupelofurnituremarket.com. According to market officials, the site is more aesthetically pleasing and, most importantly, easier to navigate, allowing furniture retailers and potential exhibiting companies a way to quickly find new and important information about the upcoming market event. Details on market specials -- including product close-outs, special discounts and new product offerings -- will now be posted and easily found on the website.
Source: wtva Website


Turkish furniture maker to open 22 stores abroad in 2016

During the opening ceremony of its new store in the northwestern province of Bolu, which was attended by Provincial Governor Aydın Baruş and Yataş Group General Manager Nuri Öztaşkın along with many other company executives, the conglomerate announced that it would open 22 new stores abroad and 41 others across Turkey.
Source: todayszaman Website