ROGERS, AR - EcoVet Furniture, which reclaims maple and oak wood planks from Sam's Club and Walmart truck trailers and turns them into tables and chairs, says it plans to expand its operations into Chicago.
Based in Rogers, AR, EcoVet describes itself as a "military veteran transition company," and says it will follow the Chicago operation with an expansion into 22 more locations within three years.
"This will give EcoVet an opportunity to impact the lives of returning Veterans all over the United States,” says Drake Vanhooser, company co-founder.
Founded by veterans to create civilian career opportunities, EcoVet designs and hand crafts furniture using wood reclaimed from decommissioned semi trailers. The solid oak and maple planks are rich with character, and furniture made from it is sold at Amazon.com and Sam's Club.
"While many of our competitors use faux finishes to make their products appear unique, our wood needs no artificial treatment," says EcoVet.
EcoVet says it plans to locate near the major transportation hubs to be close to a steady supply of decommissioned trailers, its source of reclaimed wood.
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