HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. - Cardinal Workshop, an e-commerce furniture startup led by recent University of North Carolina graduates, is relocating its headquarters after receiving a small business grant.
 
The e-commerce startup specializes in designing and manufacturing portable, long-lasting furniture and is currently located in Queens, New York. After receiving a small business grant from Orange County, North Carolina, company leaders decided to move.
 
“Orange County offered the perfect balance of functional manufacturing space, a growing local market for our products and services, and an unbeatable talent pool as our company grows,” said Bryce Williamson, a partner in the firm. “Above all, the people we met throughout the relocation process and the tight-knit community feel made the decision to move to Hillsborough a no-brainer. We went to school in Orange County, and this feels like coming home.”
 
Orange County's Economic Development identified real estate options for the firm earlier in the year and provided tours of potential manufacturing locations.
 
Cardinal Workshop says it specializes in longevity - crafting long-lasting wooden furniture with a blend of old-school woodworking techniques and advanced machinery. The company sources wood from sustainably-managed forests.