GALAX, VA - Vaughan Bassett Furniture Co. announced plans to partially reopen its Elkin manufacturing plant later this month, adding 40 jobs. The company closed the plant and laid off about 400 workers in January.

The Winston-Salem Journal quoted Wyatt Bassett, the president and chief executive of Vaughan-Bassett, as saying, “We're pleased that our business is strong enough to warrant this move," Bassett said. "Our first step will be to assemble and finish selected pieces from all our collections at our Elkin factory. We will also machine some parts in our Elkin machine room to supplement our parts-making production in Galax."

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