Morgantown, WV - During the past few years, any talks about the slow economy have been tied to discussions on jobs being sent overseas. This has been troubling workers and business owners for years. It can create problems in ordering product, it removes job opportunities, and often leads to lower quality goods. The practice is widespread in many industries.
There is one place that you don't have to worry about this. Chuck's Furniture has always placed a priority on showcasing American-made furniture. Whether you're looking for Amish-made bedroom suites, Norwalk upholstery in Ohio, or the numerous companies still manufacturing in North Carolina, Chuck's has supported American manufacturing. They've now gone a step further and added Gat Creek, a Berkeley Springs-based company, to their showroom.
James Prutilpac, Chuck's grandson, believes locally crafted products are good for the company, the state, and the customers.
"With a company like Gat Creek, there are so many benefits. It's a company that West Virginians can be proud of. So much of what outsiders see in us is negative. When we are in the news it's because we have the highest obesity rate or a river is polluted. Woodworkers at Gat Creek manufacture a product that requires a very high skill level. These are good paying jobs for people that might never have developed this skill set."
Gat Creek's effects on the mountain state don't stop there. The lumber they use comes from the Appalachian region, much of it from West Virginia forests. This produces a chain of jobs throughout the region. This is done while minimizing the negative impacts on the land. Gat Creek emphasizes sustainable practices and received the Sage Award in 2012 for working in a holistic manner. This ensures that West Virginia forests will continue to be important for generations.
Being made of solid wood with heirloom quality construction and thousands of customizable options, these are pieces that will last a lifetime.
Visit Chuck's Furniture to see Gat Creek in person. Chuck's serves Morgantown, Clarksburg, Weston, Buckhannon, Elkins, Kingwood, Masontown, WV; Waynesburg, Uniontown, PA; and McHenry, Oakland and Deep Creek, MD.
Source: Chuck's Furniture
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