2,000 tons of furniture saved from
The Refinishing Touch, an on-site
environmentally safe furniture refinishing
company, has completed the refurbishment
of 20,000 wooden armoires in hotels
across America, preventing a volume
of 700,000 cubic feet and 2,000 tons
of furniture from being put into
February 17, 2009 marks the date
for all analogue television signals
to be permanently shut off throughout
America. As hotels across the United
States prepare for the analogue signal
switch off over the next two years
and purchase new flat screen digital
televisions, they must consider what
they will do with the furniture that
once housed the old television.
While consumers must prepare for
February 2009, many hotel brands
have different deadlines to meet
to switch to the HDTV signal.
The financial concern for the upgraded
televisions ranges from upgrading
the servers that provide on demand
programming, to the actual TVs themselves
and the furniture that houses them.
Not to mention the environmental
challenge of what to do with the
armoires that housed older, and much
larger, cathode-ray analogue televisions.
These challenges are being resolved
by refurbishment practices that are
created and executed by The Refinishing
Touch. To date the company has completed
refurbishment initiatives for major
hotel brands such as Intercontinental
Hotel Group, The Hilton Family of
Brands, Marriott, Wyndham and Starwood.