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Kadean Construction Completes Aviator 7 in Hazelwood
By Taylor Blake
3/8/2016 3:52:00 PM  

Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Distribution Center

Kadean Finishes Its Third Building in Aviator Business Park on the Site of the Former Ford Motor Plant

, March 11, 2016 – Nearly 10 years to the day, when the last Ford Explorer rolled off the assembly line in Hazelwood, Fenton-based Kadean Construction has completed Aviator 7, a 535,500 square foot light industrial facility for Panattoni Development.

Aviator 7 is one of six massive buildings planned for the expansive Aviator Business Park, located in Hazelwood, MO, about a mile north of Lambert-St. Louis International, on the site of the old Ford Motor Co. plant that closed on March 8, 2006. Another half-dozen smaller commercial facilities also will be located in the business park, which covers 155 acres.

“In working with Panattoni Development, we constructed Aviator 7, which is ideal for light industrial and commercial use,” said John Piedimonte, vice president of Kadean Construction. “We’re very proud of the quality and workmanship that went into this tremendous building, which has 12.3 acres under one roof.”

Aviator 7’s first tenant is Chesterfield-based Silgan Plastics, which leases 327,750 sq. ft. for production, warehousing and mechanical space, and another 7,500 sq. ft. area for a quality control lab, offices, training and conference rooms, a cafeteria, and other uses. Silgan’s portion of the building also has six hydraulic docks (leveler systems) and seven standard docks.

Silgan Plastics is a leading manufacturer of plastic containers in North America for a variety of industries, including personal care, food, health care, household, and industrial chemical sectors.

It leases nearly two-thirds of Aviator 7, and eventually plans to employ as many as 120 men and women at the facility, said Silgan Plastics President Jay Martin.

In late January, St. Louis-based Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress also opened a huge distribution center in an adjoining 133,500 sq. ft. space with 40-foot ceilings and 22 loading docks.

It will serve as the main distribution center for Weekends Only’s five stores in the greater St. Louis area and another in Indianapolis, said Dionne Dumitru, the company’s chief operating officer.

“When the new offices are completed, our Distribution Center will support over 60 employees in warehouse distribution, home delivery, call center and furniture repair functions,” she said. “We took this opportunity to bring all of our supply chain and service operations into a single facility, so that we will be able to meet our customers’ needs seamlessly while saving them money – which is our company’s mission.”

The new distribution center will be used to keep the Weekends Only stores fully stocked with a wide array of furniture for retail sales. Customers also will be able to pick-up purchased furniture at the Aviator 7 building, if a local store is out of a specific item.

The company also has moved its Repair Center to the new facility and plans to relocate its Quality Care Center to the Hazelwood facility later this month after completing construction on adjoining offices. Both operations have been based in nearby Bridgeton.

Privately-owned International Food Products was the first tenant in the business park, and occupies a 227,500 square foot production facility also built by Kadean Construction, adjacent to Aviator 7.

With operations throughout the United States, IFP manufactures custom formulations for the food, beverage and dairy industries throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

“Panattoni Development has done a great job with this site, and we’re excited about the future of Aviator Business Park, where we’ve now built Aviator 3, 4, and 7,” Eveler said. “But, we construct more than quality buildings.

“We enable jobs to flourish and dreams to come alive, and that’s our goal. We want our customers and their tenants to succeed and to make a real difference, and we see it happening here,” he said.

Kadean Construction is an award-winning, St. Louis-area based construction company that specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional national level. Kadean has more than $60 million in construction projects underway in the St. Louis market, in major cities throughout the Midwest, and across the country, including state-of-the-art healthcare facilities, commercial, and light industrial buildings.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION, please contact Thomas D. Pagano, tompagano@mostrat.com, 314.602.7549

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Weekends Only Opens New 133,500-Square-Foot Warehouse
By Taylor Blake
2/15/2016 2:30:00 PM  

Weekends Only Distribution Center

Hazelwood, Mo. — Weekends Only opened its new 133,500-square-foot distribution center on Jan. 22, a $3 million project that will increase storage space, improve customer deliveries and pickups, and support future expansion of the Top 100 company.

“As we grow our retail and e-commerce business to become a top 50 furniture retailer in the country, we needed a distribution center that could support rapid growth,” Weekends Only COO Dionne Dumitru said.

Dumitru calls the distribution center the “heart of the business,” where product circulation begins and where it ends with delivery of in-store and e-commerce purchases. When the heart is strong, it strengthens the business as a whole, and when it struggles, the rest of the business struggles, too.

The new distribution center replaces a 75,000-square-foot facility the company has used since 2002. For several years, it struggled to hold product levels needed for peak times, especially after the company opened a new store in Castleton, Ind., in May 2015. During those times, the Castleton store and five St. Louis, Mo., stores took on the extra storage burden despite their own limited space. In addition, too few dock doors and an insufficient customer delivery area led to costly inefficiencies.

In 2014, Dumitru, along with Distribution Center Manager Kurt Eller and the company’s Executive Team, decided it was time to move to a new facility. In August, founder and CEO Tom Phillips started a search for a new property that would support the expanding business’s needs. Conveniently enough, the perfect spot was found just a 5-minute drive from the existing center, a location that would keep highways accessible without changing any the staff’s commute.

Construction began in Dec. 2014 with Kadean Construction Company. By the end of Oct. 2015, the building was ready to begin the 9-week process of receiving 12,000 cartons from the old distribution center on top of scheduled deliveries of new product.

In a move to save $400,000, the team decided to transfer existing racking instead of investing in new. This, however, added an unexpected challenge: they underestimated the area needed to disassemble and reassemble the equipment in two distribution centers still open for business. Dumitru and Eller acknowledged it made the process more “complex,” but with crews working around the clock, the changeover met its deadline.

The final setup of the new location featured racking 4 feet higher, which contributed to the 84% more storage capacity and doubled operation space. It also doubled the number of dock doors to 22 to speed up deliveries in and out of the building.

The new Weekends Only Distribution Center opened for customer furniture pickups on Jan. 22, with what Dumitru calls a “proper customer pickup environment.” Previously, customers picked up furniture at the dock doors designed for semi-trailer trucks. The new area sits at ground level in front of a convenient traffic lane just for customers. The improved flow will allow more customers to pick up furniture the same day they purchase.

Weekends Only also transferred its Repair Center to the facility and plans to move its Quality Care Center there in March after completing construction on adjoining offices. This will move both services out of the back of their store in Bridgeton, Mo.

“We expect a lot of efficiencies with all of our after-sale services being in one place,” Dumitru said. She is confident the investment into the heart of the business will strengthen and support the company. “The way we managed the transition was true to our mission and values: to save customers money using great teamwork and high performance. This was frankly much harder, but we embrace challenges, and I’m so proud of the team’s accomplishments. We are ready to grow.”

The new distribution center will be open to visitors for an open house on April 7.

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About Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

Founded in 1997, Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress has become a leading furniture retailer in St. Louis. The company’s concept is unique—only open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to save customers money while offering special buys and truckload purchases. Weekends Only has grown to include five locations in the St. Louis area, including West County, Bridgeton, Fairview Heights, Mid Rivers and South County, an e-commerce online store, and a new Indianapolis location that opened May 2015.  More people shop Weekends Only than any other home furnishings store in St. Louis. The company’s corporate office is located in Webster Groves, MO. For more information about Weekends Only, please call 314-447-1500 or visit http://www.weekendsonly.com.

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Weekends Only Partners With Habitat for Humanity for Pope Francis House
By Taylor Blake
11/3/2015 3:43:00 PM  
A St. Louis family got the surprise of a lifetime when they found out their Habit for Humanity house had been transformed into a home with the help of Weekends Only.

Latasha was told that she was going through the final inspection, but we surprised her with a completely furnished home. Not surprisingly, there wasn't a dry eye in the house!

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Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style
By Taylor Blake
10/9/2015 9:40:00 AM  

Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style

Old meets new. Traditional meets modern. Natural meets man-made. Rustic Industrial style is a mix and match look if there ever was one. You’ve probably seen it creeping up in your Pinterest feed. You know—the dining rooms with weathered wood tables and vintage light bulb chandeliers, and the living rooms with exposed brick and leather seating? Since more than 370,000 results pop up when you search the term on Pinterest, you’ve almost certainly seen it if you’ve ever browsed some home decor boards!

Rustic Industrial style takes cues from both the rural and urban worlds, using elements like wood furniture (which look great in traditional home designs) and metal finishes (which feel right at home with modern designs). Because of the mix of influences, it works well in many different styles and sizes of homes, as well as many different design tastes. (Other ways you might see it described are rustic modern, farmhouse chic, or reclaimed.) If you already love outdoorsy simplicity or bold modern trends, you might consider blending them!

Pique your interest? Here are some ways to begin building this look in your own space.

  1. Look for these materials: Wood, metal, stone, glass, brick, and natural-looking textiles (like wool, burlap, linen, and leather).
  2. Look for these details: Nailhead trim, exposed screws, metal hardware, reclaimed or distressed wood that retains the grain’s texture, earth tones, a mix of dark and light tones, natural and geometric patterns, and sharp angles.
  3. Don’t be afraid to mix and match: Rustic Industrial’s trademark is the mix of different influences, materials, and textures, which means there isn’t just one right way to do it. A wood chair might bring the Rustic look, while a metal table brings the Industrial side. When placed together, they create one cohesive look.
  4. Find pieces you love: This should always be a rule for your home! The new decor will look like it was put together with ease if it reflects the people who live there.

While you can have a lot of DIY fun with this look, ready-made pieces can come in the thousands-of-dollars range at retailers like Restoration Hardware. If you don’t have the time or the budget to make either of those happen, though, Weekends Only can help kickstart your redecorating!

Take a look at these Rustic Industrial room groups for some inspiration (items not to scale):

Rustic Industrial Living Room

Rustic Industrial Dining Room

Find more inspiration:
If these designs are speaking to you, our Rustic Industrial Style Pinterest board features tons of pieces and styling tips that fit with this outdoors-meets-indoors decor. Time to get pinning!

Trend Watch: Rustic Industrial Style. Try these tips for creating the Rustic Industrial look in your home. | Weekends Only Furniture and Mattress

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Dad's Day: The Best Gifts for the Best Guy
By Taylor Blake
6/15/2015 4:53:00 PM  

Find the best gifts for best guy (Dad, Grandpa, your Favorite Fella) from Weekends Only
We're counting down the days to Father's Day! If you're still looking for just the right gift for Dad, Grandpa, or your favorite fella, there's something for everyone. Whether he catches every game of the NBA Finals, splurges on the latest home theater sound system, works hard at home, loves to fire up the grill, or makes any combination of those his favorite pastimes, we've got you covered. And if you're short on shopping time, we've also got a list of items that are easy to tote home and hide until it's time to open gifts.

Help Dad Score the Best Seats for the Big Game

Create Dad's Home Theater Experience

Help Dad Refresh His Home Office

Treat the World's Greatest BBQ Host

Grab-and-Go Gifts That Will Fit in the Car

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Mad Men Style: Bring the Don Draper Look Home
By Taylor Blake
5/18/2015 11:02:00 AM  

On Sunday, we said goodbye to Mad Men, one of the greatest TV shows yet. In addition to the talented performances and the twists and turns in Don Draper’s life, we loved watching the chic, ever-changing sets. We fell in love with the colonial-inspired home Don shared with Betty; we were crazy for the pop art and graphic furniture in the Madison Avenue offices; and we couldn’t get enough of the bohemian influences in Megan’s apartment.

Needless to say, the Mid-Century Modern era included quite a few stylish looks for the home. It’s no wonder the TV show inspired a resurgence of these styles in today’s furniture and decor.

If you’re like us and sad to see Don Draper & Co. retire from the small screen, the only cure we can recommend is the next best thing: recreating the look in your own home. Here are a few pieces to get your collection started. (For even more inspiration, check out our Pinterest board devoted entirely to these Mid-Century Modern styles: Mad Men Style.)
Mad Men Style

Floor lamp



White home accessory

Silver home accessory

Madmen 7 Pc Dining Set

Soho Credenza

Dalyn Mirror

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Get Organized in 2015
By Taylor Blake
12/29/2014 3:00:00 PM  

Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress

It’s the last week of the year, and ‘tis the season for resolutions.

Perhaps you’ve tried New Year’s resolutions before, such as living a healthier lifestyle, handling money more wisely, or reducing stress. But did you know there is another resolution that can help you with each of those?

Organization is that handy tool, although it often seems like a daunting task. If your goal for the year is to organize your home, be sure to conquer these familiar roadblocks.

Storage cabinets with baskets allow you to hide and organize clutter.Problem #1: You can’t organize when you don’t remember where anything is.

Mounds of papers cover your tabletops and your closets overflow because you keep anything that enters your door. Part of organization is choosing what deserves to own space in the place you call home. If you’re having trouble saying goodbye to certain items, reduce the clutter with these steps:

  1. Go through what you have and decide if each item has earned a spot in your life. Organization expert Liz Witts says, "If you need to spend more than 15 seconds thinking about what something is, or when you last used it, or why you even have it, then you probably don't need it." Pitch or donate anything you can’t give a good answer for, including things with sentimental value.
  2. Find a “home” for everything you keep (from phone chargers to healthy recipes you want to try) to avoid losing them to the black hole again.
  3. To prevent future buildup, consider a “One In/One Out” rule. For example, for every new sweater you buy, donate another to use the same amount of space in your closet.

Problem #2: Re-organizing seems like adding another full-time job.

Your biggest reason for not starting any major re-organizations is you can’t seem to find the time. Don’t pressure yourself to find domestic zen by January. Instead, divide the work into bite-size goals you can accomplish throughout the year. Rearrange the basement when you box up the Christmas tree in January, but wait until the weather warms up in April to tackle the garage. “Alphabetize the DVDs this afternoon,” sounds less scary than, “Re-organize every nook and cranny of the house this afternoon.”

Problem #3: A Netflix marathon (or really, anything else) sounds way more fun.

If you’re thinking this sounds like a good idea but also like many miserable afternoons ahead of you, remember the perks. Will cataloged drawers mean you won’t forget to pay the bills on time? Will you arrive at work sooner because you don’t need to search for your keys every morning? Will a better-designed bathroom prevent arguments with family members or roommates? If that’s not enough, create incentive. Find stylish baskets that make you want to store objects away or reward yourself with an evening off after completing your next benchmark.

Getting your home organized is a large task, but the rewards can be life-changing. If nothing else, think of how great it will be to start 2016 knowing where to find everything!

  Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress Get Organized This Year With Tips From Weekends Only Furniture & Mattress

Tags: New Year's Resolutions, New Year's, Storage, Clutter, Organization, Organizing, Re-organization
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