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Rental Furniture Creates New Market.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- With the upcoming 2000 Census labeled as the biggest nonmilitary mobilization of manpower in the history of the United States, the Census Bureau has had to plan the most efficient and cost-effective way to furnish the 300,000 temporary employees with office furniture. Managers at the Census Bureau wanted the same quality furniture in all 532 locations, which include Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and Alaska.

Lori Jaap, national federal account executive at Fairfax, VA-based CORT Furniture Rental, along with Mark Koepsell, vice president of sales, proposed a solution to the bureau's short-term needs. CORT proposed renting sturdy, attractive office furniture that would he standard in all locations. Subsequently, CORT has delivered over 113,000 pieces of furniture throughout the 532 locations.

This huge logistical undertaking required the combined efforts of sales, administration, and distribution teams from all of CORT's 118 showrooms and 77 distribution centers. Dwight Osbourn, chief of logistics branch of the U.S. Census Bureau, notes, CORT did an excellent job in providing for all of our temporary furniture needs. They were professional in all aspects of delivering and installing the furniture. CORT has been very much a part of our team in determining and meeting our temporary office requirements."

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Date:Dec 1, 1999
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