MINNEAPOLIS (March 31, 2016) — Room & Board, a Minneapolis-based retailer
offering modern American-made furniture and accessories, today announced its
opposition to the passage of HB2 in the North Carolina General Assembly.
“HB2 is contrary to Room & Board’s principles and values. The law will negatively
impact the home furnishings industry, which is a significant contributor to the state’s
economy. Of even greater concern, the law is demeaning and discriminatory to
individuals of the LGBT community.
Room & Board partners with more than 50 US-based companies in 20 different
states. This includes several North Carolina-based manufacturers who employ
thousands of employees. Room & Board operates a 148,000-square-foot distribution
center in Lincolnton. Its nine staff members manage more than $100 million in product
annually. The company is also a founding member of the Sustainable Furnishings
Council, the North Carolina-based non-profit industry association committed to
promoting sustainable practices within the home furnishings industry.
As a retailer focused on helping customers create homes they love, we have long
supported efforts dedicated to strengthening home and family. We take pride in
providing a balanced and positive work environment that is based on trust, fairness and
respect. This core philosophy shapes the relationships we have with our customers,
vendor partners and staff members.
Please join us in recognizing the strength of inclusion. We urge Governor
McCrory and North Carolina state legislators to repeal the law.”
About Room & Board
For more than 35 years, Room & Board, a founding member of the SFC, has focused on the simple idea that good
design should be beautiful, affordable and long-lasting. We work closely with American
artisans to offer modern furniture and accessories—even custom pieces—that fit the
needs of modern life. We’re proud that more than 90 percent of the products we sell are
handcrafted in the U.S. to give customers the best combination of quality and price.
Room & Board has stores in Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, San Francisco, New York,
Atlanta, Los Angeles, Costa Mesa, Washington, D.C., Seattle and Boston. For more
information, visit roomandboard.com or call 800-486-6554.