Emerald Ash Borer spreads,
The invasive Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) has
spread in Wisconsin - entering five new counties - and entered South Carolina, prompting
officials to enact more serious quarantine
Wisconsin state officials are confirming the
presence of the EAB in five new Wisconsin
counties: Chippewa, Green Lake, Marinette,
Waupaca and Waushara. All of the counties
will be quarantined, requiring that firewood
and other wood products stay inside quarantined areas. EAB is now in 46 of Wisconsin’s
72 counties, covering about two-thirds of the
Officials at South Carolina’s Clemson Univer-
sity will hold a public hearing September 29 to
discuss implementing an emergency statewide
quarantine for all affected wood products. The
intended quarantine would cover all of South
Carolina’s 46 counties.
Officials in both states are asking for the public’s help in limiting the movement of firewood.
Forbes names Ashley Furniture one
of America’s best places to work
Furniture giant Ashley Furniture has been
named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes
Magazine. With manufacturing and distribution
facilities in Wisconsin, Mississippi, North Carolina, California, Pennsylvania, Texas and Florida,
Ashley is the world’s largest manufacturer of
Forbes works with Statista, a research firm, to
survey a group of 30,000 American workers to
gather their opinions of their employers.
The Best Employers in America list is compiled
by asking questions such as “On a scale of 0 to 10,
how likely are you to recommend your organiza-
tion to friends or family?”
Statista also asked employees to recommend
other companies outside of their own.
“We strive for nothing less than earning the
loyalty and trust of our employees and customers
every day,” states Todd Wanek, President and CEO.
“Our employees are the heartbeat of our organiza-
tion and we work together to continuously improve
our business, our products and our customer
In 1970, Ashley Furniture formed its first manu-
facturing facility in Arcadia, Wisconsin with 35
Today, Ashley has 16,000 employees nationwide
( 26,000 worldwide), over 17 million square feet
(400 acres) of capacity under roof and offers one
of the largest product assortments to 6,000+ retail
partners, over 725 Ashley HomeStores and over
20,000 storefronts in 123 countries.