Haworth shuts down North Carolina furniture plant in consolidation effort
HIGH POINT, N.C. - Office furniture giant Haworth - number 7 on the FDMC 300 - has closed one of its furniture manufacturing facilies in North Carolina. The closure is part of a consolidation effort.
"This decision was motivated by the strategic intent of consolidating our North Carolina operational footprint and was accelerated by current economic conditions," the company said in a written statement. "The High Point facility and employees have a rich history of manufacturing Haworth furniture and we are grateful for their contributions."
Employees were notified of the coming closure last spring. Since then, the company worked to fulfill existing orders and move production to other North Carolina facilities.
Haworth didn't say how many employees were affected. But it did say employees received enhanced severance and benefits packages. The company said it worked closely with each person to "ensure a smooth transition."
Haworth has operated the facility since 1991.
Haworth is the seventh largest woodworking operation in North America. The company operates 17 manufaturing plants throught North America and Europe. It employs 7,500 workers and saw sales of $2.25 billion in 2019.


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