Another company under their umbrella, Northwest Retail Recyclers sets the stage for huge savings for the medium to large retailers that are closing locations or remodeling. Their goal is to keep the used fixtures and other items out of the landfill. Northwest Retail Recyclers is a company the owners Kat Schon and Penney Stephenson created when they found out how much of what gets cleared out of retail stores (shelving, display cases, beautiful furniture, carpets, mannequins of all types and sizes, basically any and everything down to the drywall) gets dumped in our landfills.
As their background is all about recycle, repurpose and reuse, they knew they needed to find a way to stop this from happening, and at the same time reward small to large retailers for recycling instead of dumping. This saves companies 25-50% over disposal costs, depending on the situation. “Our program in Portland is keeping 100 tons of retail store fixtures and associated used items out of the landfill in any given year. We pick it up to reuse or repurpose the items and recycle when needed. As Seattle is three times larger than Portland, we knew with the success of our program in Portland, and Seattle’s growth, the time was now,” said Penney Stephenson, co-founder and co-owner of Portland Store Fixtures. “We provide a personal service our competitors cannot touch…” says Kat Schon, co-founder and co-owner, “…we walk small retailers through every step of creating exactly what will help generate the success of their store, from how to set up displays, to hand holding through the rough moments. We have been there, and want to help others. Our first love is people.”
About Seattle Store Fixtures (Portland Store Fixtures):
Portland Store Fixtures began in 1998, and now the owners Kat Schon and Penney Stephenson own two of the three buildings they occupy in Oregon. Now in Seattle, they will continue to be the place for retailers to buy, sell, and rent new, used, and custom store fixtures, as well as, get advice and support. They have literally everything a retailer needs, and if they don’t have it they will find it. Seattle Store Fixtures (3663 1st Avenue S., Seattle WA) houses 20,000 square feet. Seattle Store Fixtures also manages an office rental suite, with 15 offices available, as part of their building. The shared space includes a lounge, kitchen, meeting room and even a shower. One of their new businesses there is TOMBOYx, a popular new online clothing company. This is a great place for businesses to grow. Learn more about Portland Store Fixtures: http://www.portlandstorefixtures.com, and to reach the store owners, please email Lynette Hoy at lynette@FiretalkerPR.com.