Lumber Liquidators opens new store
With the opening of its newest store, at 1431 West Knox St. in Torrance, Lumber Liquidators has brought its low-cost, no-middleman flooring approach to South Bay homeowners and construction professionals.
Lumber Liquidators is the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring and offers more than 340 flooring varieties, including laminate, solid hardwood, engineered hardwood, bamboo, cork, vinyl wood plank and the premier brand of Bellawood Prefinished Hardwood Floors, with a transferable 100-year warranty.
“Our goal is to make sure every Torrance area customer gets a beautiful new floor that’s right for them, and at incredibly low prices,” said Tom Sullivan, founder and chairman of Lumber Liquidators. “We cut out the middleman and deal directly with the mills, and that allows us to pass the savings on to our customers. Plus all of our store associates are flooring experts ready to help.”
The 5,128-square-foot store offers virtually anything a flooring project requires, such as molding and trim, underlayments, grills and vents, adhesives, floor-care accessories and a full line of flooring tools to help do-it-yourselfers and professionals save even more.
Additionally, Torrance’s new Lumber Liquidators location has a variety of floors installed so customers can walk on different styles and types of wood. Shoppers can scan in-store QR codes, take home free flooring samples and consult with Lumber Liquidators flooring experts at every turn to assist with their important flooring decisions. Customers can also use Lumber Liquidators’ online Designer Toolbox, which has various tools to compare floor colors, finishes and prices. They can also view before-and-after photos and visualize how more than 340 different floors will look when theyre installed.
For more information, please visit LumberLiquidators.com.
Hometown hero gives back to El Segundo
When right-handed pitcher Nigel Nootbaar was drafted by the Baltimore Orioles in the 12th round (361st pick overall) on day three of the Major League Baseball First Year Players Draft, he decided to give back to the community. So, until Spring Training begins in March of 2015, Nootbaar has agreed to coach kids with special needs at the Beach City Baseball Academy (BCBA), located at 430 E. Grand Ave. in El Segundo.
“As an El Segundo native who played for El Segundo High School, Ive known about BCBA ever since I started playing baseball when I was 5,” Nootbaar said. “Back then, it was called Total Baseball, but Ive been using the facility my entire life. I remember being in the camps at a young age.”
As Nootbaar got older, he started working as one of the instructors for the same camps that he grew up being a part of.
“Now that I am finished with my first professional season in the Orioles minor league system, Richard Murad, the general manager and his staff of instructors, brought to my attention the Special Needs clinic and asked if Id be willing to help these kids as well. After all that this community has done for me to help get me where I am now, I feel its only right to give back in any way possible.”
As a USC student, Nootbaar was a standout player for the Trojans. He made 43 appearances, striking out 69 batters through 99 complete innings with three saves. He also made 11 career starts. As a sophomore in 2013, he struck out a career-high 12 batters vs. Fresno State.
In 2014, Nootbaar was mostly used out of the bullpen, and finished with a 0-1 record and a 2.81 ERA. He made nine appearances overall, with two starts. He struck out 14 batters through 16 complete innings of work.
Nootbaar is the first Trojan to be drafted by the Orioles since the club took second baseman/outfielder Damon Buford in the 10th round of the 1990 draft.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions relocates
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions recently moved its US aerospace sales and marketing operations along with its life sciences team to a new larger facility in El Segundo. An inauguration and ribbon cutting ceremony recently took place to commemorate the move.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals and bearings with more than 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies worldwide. In the US, the new offices will strengthen its network of manufacturing sites, Ramp;D centers and marketing companies. The relocation is a strategic move to leverage the city’s rich history in aerospace, aviation, petroleum and more recently, life sciences and medical devices.
“As a leading global supplier of engineered solutions, we are excited to be neighbors of so many formidable aerospace and life science companies,” said Peter Hahn, President of Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Marketing Americas. “Both of these industries continue to be high growth market segments for us. We look forward to continuing the momentum and leveraging our global presence, but delivering a local reach. Bringing together all of our life sciences experts under one roof, including pharmaceutical, medical device, biotechnology and patient care fields, will further enhance the company’s unique shoulder-to-shoulder engineering and design approach. It will also enable our customers to leverage a total value of ownership.”
Xceed financial celebrates 50 years
This is a celebratory year for Xceed Financial Credit Union since the company opened its doors 50 years ago as a credit union for the employees of Scientific Data Systems, which was later acquired by the Xerox Corporation. To acknowledge its members’ role in reaching this milestone, the Credit Union will host member appreciation events at Financial Centers across the country during its October anniversary month.
Xceed Financial kicked off a year-long series of celebratory activities earlier this year, beginning with a 50th Day of the Year event in Financial Centers on Feb. 19. Carrying the theme into its promotional products, Xceed Financial launched a special 50-month term auto loan at a rate as low as 1.29 percent APR in April, and a 50 percent APR reduction on all personal loans, consolidation loans and personal lines of credit opened during May 2014. The Credit Union is also encouraging members and associates to donate their time in honor of its anniversary–for each volunteer project an Xceed Financial member or associate completes in 2014, the Credit Union will donate $50 to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In addition, Xceed Financial is sharing a series of “50 Ways to Save” personal finance tips in weekly email newsletters to members and via social media, and collecting stories from long-time Xceed Financial members to publish on its website, in promotional materials, and in a commemorative anniversary book.
We couldn’t have reached this significant milestone without the unwavering support of many thousands of members over the years, so planning our celebrations around member appreciation and charitable giving made perfect sense,” said Teresa Freeborn, president and chief executive for Xceed Financial. “As we look back on 50 years of helping members reach their financial goals, we’re humbled by the trust they place in us and excited about helping to make many more dreams come true in the years to come.”
El Segundo Chamber networking
Join the El Segundo Chamber for its lunchtime networking,Lets Do Lunch! at Deluca Trattoria on Richmond Street in downtown El Segundo.
For $25, the event features lunch, an opportunity to share information about your business, a raffle drawing, a spotlight speaker, a business-card drawing and networking.
RSVP to the chamber at (310) 322-1220. Participation is reserved to the first 25 people making their reservation.