Infected employee prompts Sutter Street furniture to shut down for a day
April 13, 2020 | 10:54 am CDT
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CLAREMONT, N.C. - Sutter St. Mfg., an upholstered furniture manufacturing subsidiary of Williams-Sonoma, shut down operations last week because one of its employees has tested positive for COVID-19. 
 
The company closed last Wednesday to thoroughly clean and sanitize its building. It reopened the next day.
 
The Sutter Street plant produces furniture for multiple Williams-Sonoma brands, including Pottery Barn, West Elm, and Williams-Sonoma Home. The subsidiary has expanded a few times over the past couple of years, including a $1.9 million expansion at the Claremont plant as well as a new Mississippi plant.
 
Williams-Sonoma Inc. operates more than 600 retail stores internationally under a portfolio of brands including Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, Williams-Sonoma, Williams-Sonoma Home, West Elm, Mark and Graham, Rejuvenation, and Sutter Street Manufacturing in North Carolina. It has seen annual sales increases since 2018.
 

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