Bassett Furniture to expand upholstery manufacturing capacity
March 11, 2021 | 10:25 pm UTC
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BASSETT, Va. – Bassett Furniture Industries announced it is in lease negotiations for a 123,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Newton, North Carolina to increase its upholstery manufacturing capacity.

The residential furniture manufacturer, ranked 40 on the FDMC 300 list of top North American wood products producers, said it hopes to finalize a lease by the end of March with manufacturing to commence by June. “We are excited at the prospect of adding this additional location so close to our existing upholstery manufacturing platform,” said Rob Spilman, chairman and CEO. “If negotiations are successful, this will provide us with additional capacity to begin to reduce the above backlog to a more manageable level.”

The company also has a manufacturing facility in Martinsville, Virginia.

Earlier this week, Bassett announced the wholesale shipping backlog was $67.5 million - a 362% increase over the backlog reported Feb. 29, 2020, and a 23% increase over the backlog at Nov. 28, 2020.

Wholesale orders for the quarter ended Feb. 27, 2021, were $83.0 million a 44% increase over the prior-year period.

Headquartered in Bassett, Virginia, Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:BSET) manufactures and markets high-quality home furnishings. It currently has 97 company- and licensee-owned stores, plus serves more than 700 retail home furnishings accounts across the United States and internationally.

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Karen M. Koenig has more than 30 years of experience in the woodworking industry, including visits to wood products manufacturing facilities throughout North America, Europe and Asia. As editor of special publications under the Woodworking Network brand, including the Red Book Best Practices resource guide and website, Karen’s responsibilities include writing, editing and coordinating of editorial content. She is also a contributor to FDMC and other Woodworking Network online and print media owned by CCI Media. She can be reached at [email protected]