Rooms To Go to open Harnett distribution center

Posted June 27, 2013

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— Furniture retailer Rooms To Go plans to build a warehouse, distribution center and retail showroom in Dunn, creating 220 jobs over the next three years, officials said Thursday.

The company expects to invest $40 million in the 1.1 million-square-foot operation, which will serve as the primary distribution and processing center for online deliveries to Rooms To Go customers throughout the eastern United States. Officials said they also hope the showroom will become a convenient shopping location for Interstate 95 travelers.

“Our goal was to find a location that provides great visibility and exposure on I-95, while allowing convenient transportation access for receiving merchandise and delivering to our customers," President and Chief Operating Officer Steve Buckley said in a statement.

Rooms To Go, which has about 150 stores in 10 states, already employs more than 180 people in North Carolina. The average annual wages for the new jobs will be $28,000, plus benefits.

The company also expects to use about 100 people as independent contractors for home delivery of merchandise from the warehouse.

Rooms To Go qualified for a grant of up to $200,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, which helps attract business projects to the state. Companies receive no money up front and must meet job and investment targets to obtain grant funds.


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  • simplelogic Jul 1, 2013

    "I asked to pick it at the store, but they said they couldn't"

    I had that same experience with a lamp. A lamp! They called it a "restocking fee". I don't like the philosophy of charging extra for something every company has to do as part of doing business. I don't find their prices or their merchandise all that great either.

  • NCGirl16 Jun 27, 2013

    @lopo - you certainly are a intolerant individual. To label the population of a town as you did in your comment, is, in a word, rude. In fact, in case you didn't know, Dunn just recently received an "All-America City" award - so I guess the town must be doing something right.

  • SaveEnergyMan Jun 27, 2013

    Bought a bed in Raleigh RTG a month ago. Told me delivery would add $90 to the order. I asked to pick it at the store, but they said they couldn't - I'd have to drive to GA to avoid the charge = big rip off. At least now people now will have an option.