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Company behind 'The Good Wife' set puts employees first

Furniture Company Behind 'The Good Wife' Set Puts Employees First

A partnership that started 25 years ago forged the path for a successful furniture business - so successful, in fact, that their work is featured in almost every scene of a popular television show.

'When the stars of the smash CBS TV series "The Good Wife" settle into their seats on set, it's Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams they've cozied into," "CBS This Morning" reported.

Gold and Williams are so good that the set designer of "The Good Wife" teamed up with them to create this collection of furniture for the set.

The pieces certainly aren't cheap. This design, "Grace's Chair," runs for $975.

The pair told "CBS This Morning" they believe in doing the right thing for their employees.

In an interview with Style at Home, they said they wanted to "see smiling faces at work," so they saved up to install air conditioning in their factory a year after it opened.

This might not sound unusual, but "CBS This Morning" reports that in 1990, the North Carolina furniture company was the first in its area to provide a little cool relief to its employees.

Now, employee perks include an on-site cafe, workout facility and daycare.

Gold and Williams' efforts to create a happy work environment haven't gone unnoticed.

Earlier this month, the duo posted on Facebook about their 25th Anniversary celebration, and the comments that poured in were heartwarming.

If you're a superfan of "The Good Wife," you can buy the set's furniture and feel good about it, too.

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hattrus March 02 2014 at 10:00 PM

Wish more companies followed their example.

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cact25 March 02 2014 at 11:58 PM

Greed gets in the way.

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cd_hunt March 02 2014 at 8:47 PM

that is so cool great company

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Sherrie Dobbie March 02 2014 at 8:44 PM

So nice to hear famous designers stepped up in behalf of their employees who make the stuff that makes them look good and lines their pockets. I enjoy reading that people who work hard are treated right. Rock on, boys, rock on.

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wofat1 March 02 2014 at 6:39 PM

What difference does it make if they are gay (or if they had a different color skin, or if they spoke with an accent, or if they embraced unpopular causes.) They appear to be two men who have a good product, are seemingly solid citizens and treat their employees well. Why does their sexual orientation (or anyone else) have to be brought up.

















have to be brought

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James March 02 2014 at 7:50 PM

The difference is i will only buy from people who are not perverts & spraid aids,,, molest children,,, pray on young people. Thats the difference.

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uptownxxpress March 02 2014 at 8:09 PM

Maybe I'm missing something. The article says NOTHING about them being gay. Why do YOU raised the issue? Do you have a problem? All you succeeded in doing is bringing bigots like James out of the woodwork to attack gays as perverted, spraid AIDS (sic) and molest children. Is that what you wished to accomplish?

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larry March 02 2014 at 5:23 PM

Another wanna-get-rich-quick duo.

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larry March 02 2014 at 5:22 PM

Nice furniture but over priced.

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cact25 March 03 2014 at 12:03 AM

Cheap furniture is just that - CHEAP. You get what you pay for.

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Thomas March 02 2014 at 4:16 PM

That's right! Make this about homosexuality. Why is that even a part of the discussion? There are plenty of successful businesses that treat their employees well that don't have owners with deviant lifestyles. Good business practices have nothing to do with sexual orientation. Just another attempt to foist your deviant lifestyle on the rest of us. How about we just acknowledge that they have a great product that generates enough revenue combined with good cost controls allowing the company to provide perks for their employees. Keep the irrelevant and disgusting behavior to yourself.

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Peg or Carl March 02 2014 at 2:58 PM

I worked with Mitchell Gold many years ago, before he opened his own company. He was one of the best people I have ever worked for, never failed to say thanks and treat you like a person. I am so happy for his success. Love seeing his sign on Rt 40 near his store.

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lsheaffer March 02 2014 at 2:11 PM

I think that being gay and having to learn that being who you are is OK is partly responsible for Gold and Williams' understanding the human side of business, which they obviously do. It's amazing that 11 of their 21 original employees are still with them 25 years later.

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Antje & Max / March 02 2014 at 1:42 PM

Company behind "The Good Wife" SET . . . . Is DEFINITELY "WORTH" another "CLOSE" ***LOOK!!*** Thanks For bringing up this AOL.com Article.---

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