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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, TupeloHaving been born and raised in High Point, N.C., R.W. "Hoppy" Whitaker knew a thing or two about the furniture industry. But for the past 25 years, he's been taking care of the industry from his company in the Magnolia State. Whitaker is owner and...
Name: Jim Fisher (with partner Marty Goodman) Age: 53 Hometown: Western suburbs Business: Overstock Furniture Sales Inc., 636 Deerfield Rd., Deerfield Describe what you do/sell/serve: We specialize in high quality home furnishings at tremendous...
The Hawk Eye, Burlington, IowaDowntown Burlington will be the site of a large antique and furniture sale event Saturday. Organized by Burlington property owner and event organizer Terry Arellano, the sale will take place in five locations in downtown, including the Masonic Temple,...
Most people have heard about the bout of "Tulipmania" that spread through the Netherlands in the 17th century, but few know about "Pteridomania," or fern madness. In the 19th century, ferns were part of a popular health regimen. People would go into the...
Winston-Salem Journal, N.C.Being a family business isn't just a motto for Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. It's a way of life. The latest example came Wednesday when the father-and-son executive-management combo of Ron and Todd Wanek were joined by Ron's wife of 52 years,...
SACRAMENTO — A key state Senate committee has blessed a compromise among bedding manufacturers, environmentalists and local governments about how best to keep about 2 million used mattresses a year from being dumped on California streets or into...
Reporter/Lynchburg Bureau ChiefWe often report stories about manufacturers closing in our area, but here's something we don't see very often: a furniture plant that's not only thriving, it's expanding and hiring more workers. That's exactly what's happening at Sam Moore Furniture...
In a move that could affect consumers nationwide, California officials Friday unveiled plans to scrap an obscure 1975 rule that led to the widespread use of toxic flame retardants in upholstered furniture and baby products in American homes. The proposed...
WDBJ7 ReporterSmokestacks, boarding houses and old namesake clothing. That's all that's remains of the start-up textile industries in Southern Virginia. But one aspect of the industry still lives, the stories from former employees. Friday those stories came to life...
— TheU.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced it will conduct a broad investigation of flame retardants that a Tribune series identified as examples of the government's failure to protect Americans from toxic chemicals. Meanwhile,...
“End of an Era: Past Identity / Future Vision”, an exhibit of photos by Harrison Judd, will be at Artspace Gallery, 480 Main St. in Willimantic, starting with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 9, until Sunday, Dec. 2. The show&...
The problem facing cigarette manufacturers decades ago involved tragic deaths and bad publicity, but it had nothing to do with cancer. It had to do with house fires. Smoldering cigarettes were sparking fires and killing people. And tobacco executives...
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