Davidson County Economic Development Commission is pleased to announce the expansion of United Furniture Industries in Lexington, NC. The project will create 200 jobs in addition to the 150 jobs announced in 2010 with their entry into Lexington.

United Furniture Industries, (UFI) emerged from the merger and acquisitions of Comfort Furniture, Parkhill Furniture, and United Chair in 2001. In December 2008, UFI received the exclusive licensing agreement as the U. S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery, a leading resource for microfiber and bonded leather upholstery fabric models.

Today, with over 2,000 employees and 2.7 million square feet of production space with locations in Okolona, Hatley and Amory Mississippi, Archdale, Randolph County, High Point and Lexington, North Carolina United continues creating an affordable, extensive line of trendsetting furniture including microfiber, bonded leather and upholstery fabric furniture, sofa models, sectionals, chaise lounges, recliners, motion sofas and Hide-A-Bed sleepers.

The expansion is made possible through funding provided by the NC Department of Transportation, Thom Tillis, Speaker of the House, Rep. Rayne Brown (Davidson), Senator Stan Bingham (Davidson), Phil Berger, President Pro Tempore of the Senate, and United Furniture.

Steve Googe Executive Director of the Davidson County Economic Development Commission said in making the announcement “The economic downturn has been devastating for North Carolina as it has for the rest of the country. We welcome the continued growth of United Furniture Industries in Lexington and Davidson County and see this as an endorsement and commitment that Davidson County and the Triad region’s furniture sector is on the comeback. United Furniture has been a good corporate citizen and a valuable asset to our community.”

SOURCE: United Furniture Industries

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