Combining the right methods, equipment and software has adds up to a high quality product.
IE will manage all manufacturing operations and supply HPFi with its existing casegood and table product lines.
For 2017 overall, new orders were up 6 percent over the previous year, with shipments also up 4 percent.
Hooker Furniture reported consolidated net sales of $577.2 million for its fiscal year.
Leda Furniture ceased production and closed its doors after 49 years of manufacturing high-end furniture in Ontario. Equipment was auctioned in October 2016.
Washington Furniture, manufacturer of stationary and motion upholstery, has begun a 125,000 sq. ft. expansion onto its facility in Pontotoc, Mississippi.
Set to launch June 7-8, 2017 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo will serve the $150 billion home furnishings industry in the U.S. "Domestic on-shoring of furniture manufacturing has become a real growth opportunity for many manufacturers," say organizers.
One-time furniture manufacturing giant Vaughan Furniture, Galax, VA, will close operations. The company, which at it peak employed 1,800 in multiple factory sites, now wholesales furniture and has just a handful of workers.
By Bill Esler
Part 1 of a series detailing John Bassett III's experiences with Chinese manufacturers, excerpted from the book "Factory Man."
By Beth Macy