GREENSBORO, N.C., March 17, 2016 – Replacements, Ltd. is celebrating today’s 35th anniversary by kicking off construction this coming Saturday, March 19th, on the retailer’s second Habitat for Humanity home.
"When I was growing up, my parents always taught me to share what little we had with our neighbors and I made that lesson one of our guiding values when I started Replacements," says Founder and CEO Bob Page. "I can’t think of a more appropriate way to celebrate our 35-year milestone than living out those values of sharing our success and service to others."
Page started Replacements in the attic of his home with one part-time assistant in 1981. Thirty-five years later, the company is known as the world’s largest retailer of old and new china, crystal, silver and collectibles with more than 10 million customers worldwide. The upcoming build is truly a labor of love for Replacements’ president, Scott Fleming, who also chairs the board of directors for Habitat Greensboro.
"This project marks a great opportunity for us to engage our company as a team in giving back to our community," says Scott Fleming. "While we’re giving, we’re really getting so much more back in return as a common cause in service to others. One thing that makes this build so special is that it comes at a time when Greensboro’s mayor and city council are tackling what’s become an affordable housing crisis for our area, and Habitat is a key player in helping find solutions for this issue."
"When our crystal and china shattered to the ground in a 1984 earthquake in California, I experienced firsthand how Replacements 'replaces the irreplaceable' with their world-class service that gave us back our family collectibles," says Dr. Maria Hanlin, CEO of Habitat for Humanity of Greater Greensboro. "Now, more than 20 years later, Habitat Greensboro is honored to work with Replacements as they celebrate their 35th anniversary by sponsoring a Habitat home. Replacements has not only sponsored four homes, they have hosted Habitat 'Tea and Tour' events, sponsored our Summer Bash, and their President, Scott Fleming, is our committed Board Chairperson. Habitat Greensboro thanks Replacements for making your 35th anniversary an occasion to help break the cycle of poverty in our community."
Page and members of Replacements’ leadership team will join their partner family Saturday for a brief kick-off celebration event set for 11 a.m. The site is located at 1603 Northland Drive, Greensboro, N.C. 27405.
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 500,000 square foot facilities house an inventory of nearly 12 million pieces from more than 425,000 patterns. Headquartered in Greensboro, N.C., Replacements, Ltd. serves more than ten million customers worldwide.
Lisa Conklin, Public Relations Manager
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