LENOIR, N.C. - Upholstered furniture maker Craftmaster expand its manufacturing capacity by 20 percent at the former 400,000-square-foot Broyhill complex in North Carolina. The complex was purchased by Craftmaster parent Samson Holdings in 2018.
 
Twenty-five workers have already been hired, and that's only just to start, says the company. Some of these workers previously worked at the plant under Broyhill.
 
“I am very excited to be able to announce this news of our expansion. We have been fortunate to have had significant sales growth over the past few years and have the need to expand our current manufacturing capacity”, said Roy Calcagne, President/CEO of Craftmaster.
 
The expansion should allow the furniture maker to speed up lead times, which have increased since the retail boom, says the company. Calcagne says the company has seen significant sales growth over the past few years.
 
The China-based Samson Holdings acquired the 25-acre Broyhill plant from Heritage Home in 2018.
 
Craftmaster has more than 650 employees and more than 650,000 square feet of manufacturing according to its website. Founded in 1972 and headquartered in Taylorsville, North Carolina, Craftmaster specializes in the manufacture of moderately priced stationary and motion residential furniture, including sofas, recliners and chairs. Craftmaster also produces the Paula Deen Home Collection under a licensing agreement with the celebrity chef.
 

Craftmaster is a subsidiary of Samson Holdings along with Universal Furniture and Legacy Classic Furniture.

 

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