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Using Portable Ladders Safely

For any professional or retail organization, the use of portable ladders will eventually come into play on the showroom floor or out in the warehouse. Even when it comes to careers in the Marine, something like Wet Steps ladders play a big part in relation to docking boats. No matter what industry you find yourself in, at some point, a ladder may come in handy. It is important for you to know which one is relevant for what task and how to stay safe while using this equipment. Whether it’s an A-Frame or an extension ladder, we take for granted

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Home Furnishings Association
HFA Announces Next Generation Leadership Immersion Experience Program at Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, Florida.

Roseville, CA  (April 3, 2017) – The Home Furnishings Association (HFA) announces the next location for its Leadership Immersion program, offering one-of-kind visits with best in class retailers. The Next Generation members of HFA have the opportunity to apply and qualify for the new Leadership Immersion Experience program planned June 20-22, 2017 at the headquarters of Hudson’s Furniture, Sanford, FL. The two and one-half day program features an agenda developed to showcase the finely tuned operations of this top 100 retailer.   With visits to the distribution center, corporate headquarters, and a local retail storefront, attendees will have exclusive access to

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Top 5 Warehouse Tools Every Furniture Operations Needs

There’s something exciting about outfitting a warehouse. Maybe it’s the prospect of creating an efficient workspace buzzing with activity. Or maybe it’s the idea of keeping your staff “stoked” and stocked with the equipment that makes their job easier and safer. Whatever the reason, your warehouse is a sacred place, so you want to do right by it. Filling your warehouse with high-quality equipment and tools like a warehouse control system is the first step to take toward honoring your place of work. That’s why we’ve designed this Must-Have Equipment Guide to make sure you have everything you need to

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Home Furnishings Association
New Guidance for California’s Prop 65

January 26, 2017 California’s Prop 65 requires businesses with 10 or more employees to provide a clear and reasonable warning before knowingly and intentionally exposing individuals to chemicals that the state says cause cancer or reproductive toxicity. While the primary burden to warn consumers falls on manufacturers, Prop 65 applies to everyone in the supply chain; no one is exempt from liability. This proposition has been around for 31 years, so what’s new? The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recently came out with Article 6, which gives more specific guidance on the new product warning label. And, while

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Home Furnishings Association
Deliveries Don’t Just Happen

Making the sale is often the simplest part of running a furniture retail store. The customer has selected their product and money has changed hands, but what now? If it were as simple as putting that sofa on a truck, driving out to the customer’s home and walking it through the door, well there would be a lot more successful furniture retailers. But there are things that great retailers consider in that time between the customer leaving the store and the arrival of the delivery team. 1. The customer – Make sure your sales staff explains the delivery process so the

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Policy Matters
Home Furnishings Association
Anchor It! Prevent Tip-Over

Anchor furniture to prevent tip-over accidents The threat is serious, but the solution is simple. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has launched an Anchor It! campaign to educate parents and child caregivers about simple steps they can take to help prevent possible television and furniture tip-over accidents. In support of this campaign, the American Home Furnishings Alliance is offering a FREE furniture tip restraint. The restraint is easy to install and requires only basic tools. Click here to learn how to secure your furniture in 4 easy steps. Call (336) 884-5000 to request your free restraint.   Why Anchor? According to the U.S.

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