HFA Blog

‘Mattress Mack’ recovering from mini-stroke

Robert BellJun 26, 2019
Current News

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale, the owner of Top 100 Gallery Furniture in Houston, took to Facebook Tuesday night to tell his friends and followers he is recovering from a “mini-stroke.” McIngvale, a 68-year-old Houston entrepreneur and philanthropist, told followers via a Facebook Live stream from an exam room at CHI St. Luke’s Hospital at


HFA calls for mandatory stability standard

Doug ClarkJun 24, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

The Home Furnishings Association is urging the Consumer Products Safety Commission to pursue expedited rulemaking to achieve a rigorous safety standard for clothing storage furniture stability. “Your agency has documented the dangers associated with accidental tip-overs of bedroom dressers, chests of drawers and similar units,” HFA CEO Sharron Bradley wrote


Photo of Badcock Store

Six months after hurricane, Badcock store opens in Florida

Robert BellJun 21, 2019
Current News,Shop Talk

Photo: HFA member Sonja Rhinehardt outside her temporary Badcock store in Pensacola, Fla. The morning after Hurricane Michael flooded and flattened Panama City and much of the surrounding Florida Panhandle, Home Furnishings Association member Sonja Rhinehardt ventured out to check on her two Badcock Home Furniture & more stores. “It


Photo of Walker Furniture Truck

HFA member Walker Furniture helps firefighters with a good night’s sleep

Robert BellJun 20, 2019
Current News,Shop Talk

Two years ago, Home Furnishings Association member Walker Furniture pledged to replace the mattresses at all 30 Clark County firehouses in the Las Vegas Valley as part of an ongoing event called “Project Firehouse: Rested & Ready.” On June 12, employees from Walker Furniture delivered six new mattresses, foundations and


Photo of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker

Massachusetts delays paid leave program

Doug ClarkJun 18, 2019
Policy Matters - Government Relations

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (above) and legislative leaders agreed June 11 to delay for three months the implementation of a payroll tax to fund a paid family and medical leave program for private-sector workers. The payroll tax of 0.63 percent was set to take effect July 1, but the Republican


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