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Alert to Minnesota HFA members; Deadline nears

The HFA TeamDec 10, 2018
Current News,Policy Matters - Government Relations

Minnesota furniture retailers have until Dec. 21 to ask to be included in a free and voluntary product-testing program for regulated flame retardants. The offer was issued in October by state government’s Chemicals in Products Interagency Team. “The CPI Team is offering assistance with testing a selection of your products

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Despite trade truce, retailers remain uneasy

The HFA TeamDec 4, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

By Robert Bell Global markets might be breathing a sigh of relief this week after President Trump and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, agreed to a cease-fire in their escalating trade war, but HFA members are not so confident. Many say the truce only delays the inevitable: Another tariff increase.


Woolsey Fire just misses Agoura Hills furniture stores

The HFA TeamNov 19, 2018

By Doug Clark, HFA The fire jumped over the highway and went straight up the mountainside, Julian Jeppe said Wednesday, recalling the harrowing experience of living through another natural disaster in Southern California. HFA members Jeppe and his wife, Dru, own Reeds Furniture, which has stores in Agoura Hills and

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Cal/OSHA Update: More “paperwork” required for larger furniture retailers

The HFA TeamNov 12, 2018
Policy Matters - Government Relations

By Doug Clark Content Manager, Home Furnishings Association   It’s not a suggestion anymore. Cal/OSHA, California’s occupational safety and health agency, now requires that many employers file summaries of work-related injuries and illnesses electronically by December 31. Furniture retailers are among the covered businesses.   The rule applies to companies


Spiller Furniture turns 70, stronger than ever

The HFA TeamNov 7, 2018

By Robert Bell   To outsiders, Tuscaloosa, Ala., is known for its barbecue joints and national football champions, but where local residents are concerned, there’s an even bigger landmark.   For 70 years HFA member Spiller Furniture has been a fixture in this college town, furnishing homes and dorms and


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