ATHENS, W. Va. - Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Chairman John Bassett III will speak 2 pm November 14 at Concord University in West Virginia.
 
Bassett is the grandson of one of Vaughan-Bassett's founders. He will speak about the challenges of keeping his business in the United States and the impact that has had.
 
Under Bassett’s leadership, the company became the largest domestic producer of wood adult bedroom furniture. Bassett is recognized for his leadership role in the fight against low-cost imports and outsourcing. The residential furniture company makes all of its products in the United Statees.
 
He is the subject of the New York Times bestselling book “Factory Man” by Beth Macy and has penned his own business philosophy and principles in “Making It in America.”
 
Bassett was also named a Wood Industry Market Leader in 2012 in recognition of his efforts on behalf of his company and the residential furniture industry as a whole.
 
For more information about the event contact Lora Woolwine at lwoolwine@concord.edu or 304-384-5224.

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