Austin, Texas (PRWEB) March 17, 2014
Texas based furniture retailer Louis Shanks has teamed up with international mattress manufacturer Tempur-Pedic to provide more than 250 beds to area fire departments in Central Texas.
Ken Vogt, Vice President of Operations for Louis Shanks coordinated the project with the fire chiefs to deliver mattresses with a retail value upwards of $250,000. Vogt stated the chiefs are all ecstatic to be receiving the new beds, allowing them to focus more of their budgets directly to firefighting equipment and education. These firefighters and EMS personnel are the first responders to most vehicle accidents, medical emergencies, fire alarms and numerous other emergency situations.
“Tempur-Pedic believes a good night’s rest is key to being your best during the day, which is crucial when you have a job as physically demanding as that of the firefighters in Central Texas. Tempur-Pedic is honored to help provide these brave men and women with comfortable beds, allowing them to properly serve deserving community members,” Erin Brown, Senior Territory Sales Manager for Tempur-Pedic.
The entire Louis Shanks family and employees are proud to offer our support to the men and women of these area fire departments: Cedar Park, Marble Falls, Burnet, Liberty Hill, North Lake Travis, Pedernales, Leander, Buda, Kyle, Georgetown, Westlake, Helotes, Boerne, Kerrville, Fredericksburg, Balcones Heights, Shavano Park, Schertz, Olmos Park, Castle Hills and Leon Valley.
“We appreciate these first responders who put their lives on the line daily serving their communities,” said Mike Forwood, President of Louis Shanks. “All of us at Louis Shanks also truly value the generous support of Tempur-Pedic partnering in this worthwhile venture.” The furniture retailer has a long history of contributing to local charitable efforts including their yearly Marine Corps Toys for Tots holiday drive, a Back-to-School backpack drive, and helping to furnish a home for a wounded veteran with Operation Finally Home.
About Louis Shanks:
Louis Shanks is a locally owned and family operated business with over 350,000 square feet of showroom in Austin, Houston and San Antonio. Since 1945, Louis Shanks has been providing the finest in home furnishings with one of Texas’ largest inventories and widest selections of fine furniture, mattresses, rugs, carpet, wood flooring, accessories and more, available for every room of your home. At Louis Shanks, we’ll make you feel right at home.