The man who founded the IKEA store chain passed away a few days ago at the age of 91.
Ingvar Kamprad was 17 when he founded IKEA in 1943. His idea of having people assemble their own furniture proved to be business genius. IKEA has been the world’s largest furniture retailer since at least 2008, with over 400 stores in 49 countries.The IKEA brand is truly the ultimate in do-it-yourself. You make one call, pick up what’s called a “flat pack” at the store, and take it home and assemble it with a screwdriver.
We’re all about do-it-yourself too at Texas811. With one call before you dig, you can get underground utility locating services out to your excavation site to mark lines, helping prevent underground damage.
A simple 811 request made over the phone or through our web portal puts you in possession of a locate ticket that’s your ticket to better workplace safety.
Unlike assembling kit furniture, you don’t need a screwdriver, or a hammer, or anything else. You just need your phone or access to the internet. What could be easier?
Call before you dig. Three simple numbers: 811. Then wait 48 hours for uderground lines to be located before excavation begins.
It’s the law.
Until next time, safe digging!