National Harbor, MD – Last month, the Maryland-based appliance and electronics company, Aaron’s Inc., set a new Guinness World Record for the largest chain of human mattress dominoes, with 1,200 participants completing the fall within 13 minutes and 38 seconds.
The event took place at the company’s annual managers meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center in National Harbor, MD, and spanned a total area of 70,000 square feet. A dominoes expert set up 34 rows of mattresses, and Aaron’s CEO John Robinson pushed over the first mattress to initiate the chain reaction.
“Breaking a Guinness World Records title has been a great team building event for the associates we have attending our National Managers meeting,” said Mr. Robinson. The activity not only broke a world record but also supported an important cause as all the mattresses were donated to charities in the Washington-metro area. “The significance of this event is that through the generosity of our manufacturing plant, Woodhaven, and our ACORP stores, we are able to provide 1,200 beds to needy families in the D.C. area… Our associates had great fun participating and knowing their efforts support our mission of giving back to our communities,” Robinson added.
Aaron’s Inc. is a specialty retailer that has been serving consumers for over 50 years. While 30 percent of businesses fail due to unbalanced skill or lack of managerial experience, Aaron’s seems to have developed a good model for establishing managerial excellence and training competent business leaders. Team building activities have proven to inspire and motivate employees at all levels of business operation.
Aaron’s successful attempt took down the previous record of 1,150 participants set in 2012 by the German companyHoffner Mobelgesellschaft GmbH and Co.