BASSETT, Va. — Bassett Furniture will be investing $1.5 million and adding 22 new jobs at its plants in Henry County, Virginia.

The investment will go toward the following variety of plant upgrades, reports local news outlet WSET:

  • Installing a state-of-the-art finishing system at its Martinsville Table Plant. Unique to the home furnishings industry, Bassett said the system will include downdraft spray booths, infrared ovens, and shorter cycles.
  • Adding new CNC machines and a new packaging process for its Bench-made solid red leaf maple furniture.
  • Expanding the finishing operation and controlled environment for Bench-made.
  • Upgrading and adding employees at the company’s corporate offices in Bassett to support retail growth.

The new manufacturing and office jobs are to be added over the next few years in all three of the company’s locations in Henry County, Virginia.

The company received a $95,000 grant from the Tobacco Region Opportunity Fund of the Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission and a $53,502 in Henry County Enterprise Zone grants over five years.

Bassett currently employs around 340 in Henry County, and 2,500 across the nation.