Replacements, Ltd. Kicks Off Construction on Habitat for Humanity House
Today marks company’s 30th Anniversary
GREENSBORO, N.C., March 17, 2011 – Replacements, Ltd. is celebrating the company’s 30th anniversary today by kicking off construction on a Habitat for Humanity house. Replacements’ volunteer crew will gather just after sunrise to start framing the new home, with an official celebration event set for 11 a.m.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate,” says Founder and CEO Bob Page. “Habitat for Humanity reminds us all that when we can lend a hand, we should. When I think about our last 30 years, years when we worked hard to build something together, the idea of joining a family as they build their home just feels right. We are so excited, because we know this is such a meaningful time for the Siu/Rmah family, as well as for our own.”
Page started Replacements in the attic of his home with one part-time assistant in 1981. Three decades later, the company has grown into the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles with more than 10 million customers worldwide. While Replacements long ago outgrew Page’s home, the company hasn’t forgotten its roots. Replacements continues to be guided by the values Page learned growing up on his family’s small tobacco farm, in particular: treating others with respect and sharing with your neighbors.
“Replacements has long been known for their generous support of our community,” says Michelle Schneider, director of development for Habitat For Humanity of Greater Greensboro. “We are thrilled to have them as a new corporate sponsor and know that the He Siu and Doan Rmah family is excited to work alongside the Replacements team to build their new home. We congratulate Replacements on their 30th anniversary and look forward to building a strong partnership over the coming months!”
Page will join the partner family for the brief kickoff event at the home site, located at 1608 Sunrise Valley Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27405. Replacements’ entire staff is coming together for the three-month project.
About Replacements, Ltd.
Founded by Bob Page in 1981, Replacements, Ltd. carries the world’s largest selection of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles. The company’s 455,800 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 14 million pieces from over 341,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves more than ten million customers worldwide.
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About Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro:
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro has been putting faith into action since 1987, partnering with hard-working families to build more than 350 homes, restoring hope and dignity to their lives that poverty housing strips away. Habitat Greensboro is an affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, which is headquartered in Americus, GA. Habitat for Humanity is a Christian ministry that brings together people of all faiths to work as partners with people in need around the globe – building decent, affordable homes and eliminating poverty housing. For more information about their programs, please visit www.habitatgreensboro.org or call (336) 275-4663.