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America’s largest independent furniture retailer, Rooms To Go, is ready to make room for more furniture and accessories in the heart of the Katy area, according to the Katy Area Economic Development Council. Rooms To Go is preparing to expand its I-10 West distribution center, located between Katy and Brookshire. When completed in about nine months, the distribution center will rank as the company’s largest regional facility.

Rooms To Go opened the distribution center in the Katy area in 2009 to support its expansion into the greater Houston area, where it now has eight stores. The company also has both existing and new stores in San Antonio, Austin, and several other south Texas cities.

Andrew Day, general manager of the Rooms To Go I-10 Distribution Center, said the completed facility will occupy an area of approximately 1.3 million square feet and will add about 25 to 50 additional employees to an existing staff of approximately 300. Lance LaCour, president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, welcomed news of the expansion and said there are several long-term, strong economic impacts and benefits of having a nationally prominent company like Rooms To Go expand its operations in a growing business hub like the Katy area.

About Rooms to Go
Rooms To Go opened its first showroom in Orlando, FL in 1991. Today, the retailer has over 150 locations in nine states selling quality furniture and accessories at low prices. The retailer prides itself on superior customer service and fast delivery, due in part to having the largest in-stock furniture inventory in Texas. For more information about the privately held company, please visit www.roomstogo.com.

About the Katy Area EDC
Founded in 2003, the Katy Area EDC’s mission is to establish the Katy area as the premiere location for families and businesses through planned economic growth and economic development. Since its inception, the Katy Area EDC has grown to 150 members and assisted in the creation of more than 9,400 jobs and more than $1.130 billion in capital investment.

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