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HICKORY, N. C. — Century Furniture parent RHF Investments said it has agreed to purchase upper-end upholstery resource Hancock & Moore and many of the company’s properties, including seating manufacturer Jessica Charles and the 200 Steele... The company plans to buy these and other assets, including Councill and Thomas & Gray, from Jack Glasheen, Jimmy Moore and Tim Rogers, who will remain with Hancock & Moore in various executive roles. The purchase doesn’t include the Councill case goods and upholstery plant in Denton, which is expected to wind down operations in mid-May and cease operations by the end of June. The move would affect about 125 workers at the company’s two factories. Councill, formerly known as Councill Craftsman, has been in operation since the late ’70s. It was purchased by Hancock & Moore out of bankruptcy in December 2003. Officials at Century Furniture did not reveal the purchase price or other details of... Century President Alex Shuford III said the deal will include all the assets of Hancock & Moore, Jessica Charles and 200 Steele. It will include the name and intellectual property of Councill and Thomas & Gray as well as some inventory and raw materials. The Thomas & Gray product line will likely continue, but in a smaller footprint, Shuford said. While the company will retain the Councill name, it wasn’t clear what direction the product line will take. The purchase also includes contract division Cabot Wrenn. Hancock & Moore and Jessica Charles CEO Jack Glasheen, President Tim Rogers and Jimmy Moore, vice president of manufacturing, will continue with the company in their respective roles, Shuford said. Hancock & Moore’s manufacturing operations in Alexander County, N. C. , and the Jessica Charles facility in High Point also are expected to continue operations, providing product that complements the offerings in Century’s high end upholstered line. “Hancock & Moore is the finest leather upholstery manufacturer in the country and I’ve spent my career appreciating the quality and integrity they build into their products,” Shuford said. “The team that Jack Glasheen, Jimmy Moore and Tim Rogers have created at Hancock & Moore and at Jessica Charles is incredibly strong. I can speak for my family and the Century team in saying that. Source: www.furnituretoday.com
The company invited store managers, owners and top design consultants to its headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Henry County, Va. , for a day-long, inside look at how the company has revitalized its domestic manufacturing model. These facilities, which including two casual dining plants in Bassett and nearby Martinsville, Va. , employ a combined 154 workers. Plant 11 in Martinsville employs 131 workers who produce a veneered casual dining line. It began producing formal dining in 1999, but quickly underwent a transition to casual dining in the early 2000s after the company began sourcing formal dining in Asia. Bassett expanded this facility last year as part of a three-year, $1. 5 million investment. Today it produces sets that are available in 50 different finishes, as well as different levels of distressing. It also produces four different style chairs available in three different heights. These are also customizable with 1,000 different fabrics and leathers along with other options including nailhead trim and skirts. Dealers toured this facility as well as a company plant in Bassett that produces its new BenchMade line of tables and chairs made with solid red leaf maple. This facility, which occupies about one-third of a 100,000-square foot warehouse dating back to 1971, employs about two dozen workers. The tables produced in Bassett are larger and heftier in scale than the veneered line and feature solid wood tops and bases. Sets are available in seven finishes, including three wood tones, a black and white and two gray and brown weathered finishes. “Maple machines well, it sands well and it is readily available,” said Jeb Bassett, senior vice president of Bassett’s wood division. “We design furniture that resembles furniture that may have been made 100 years ago by a carpenter with craftsman tools. In addition to the two plants, dealers and designers got to see new product showcased in Bassett’s Design Studio as well as the Historic Bassett Train Depot. Throughout the day, dealers also took part in various merchandising strategies at the company’s corporate offices on Fairystone Park Highway. For more on the event and Bassett’s new BenchMade facility, see the June 8 print edition of Furniture/Today. Source: www.furnituretoday.com
NAPPANEE, Ind. — Solid-wood case goods manufacturer Borkholder Furniture is redefining how it presents itself to customers. This includes a new logo that shows the company name and profile of a tree set against a photo of a forest. Below the logo at the bottom of the photo are the words “Solid Wood Furniture” instead of the former words, “Authentic Amish Crafted. While the furniture is still made in Amish workshops, Borkholder will increase its use of designers “who can interpret consumer desires for stylish furniture that stands the test of time,” the company said in a release. This means that customers can expect to see more transitional and modern styles built by many of the same workshops known for their quality and construction standards, officials said. “We see the coupling of proprietary designs with the kind of hand craftsmanship that Borkholder has long been known for, as the key to success,” said Tom Halvorsen, vice president. Founded by Freemon Borkholder more than 30 years ago in Nappanee, Borkholder sells solid wood bedroom, dining room, home office and living room furniture, including wood frame upholstery and ottomans. A four-piece bedroom in its line retails from $3999 to $4,999, while a table, six chairs and side piece retails from $5,999 to $7,999. The company also developed a new catalog in a single binder that it introduced at the winter Las Vegas Market. Officials said the binder is designed to present sales personnel and consumers with “a broad overview of collection styles, beginning with a fold-out brochure featuring solid wood beds. “As the centerpiece of the bedroom, we know that the style of the bed is what attracts shoppers,” Halvorsen said. “The pull-out piece at the front of our new binder makes it easy for people to choose their favorite style, and then drill down to other offerings in the same collection. In addition, the company has created a new SKU system to make presentation of the line to retailers and sales associates more consistent. “We redid our entire numeric system, a feat that never would have been accomplished in the timeframe that we managed it without the resources of our parent company, Kountry Wood Products, a leading kitchen cabinet supplier,” Halvorsen said. He also said the relationship with Kountry Wood Products has allowed Borkholder to make strides in customer service and packaging, in addition to upgraded marketing materials. Source: www.furnituretoday.com
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HICKORY, N.C. — Century Furniture parent RHF Investments said it has agreed to purchase upper-end upholstery resource Hancock & Moore and many of the company's properties, including seating manufacturer Jessica Charles and the 200 Steele
Bassett expanded this facility last year as part of a three-year, $1.5 million investment. Today it produces sets that are available in 50 different finishes, as well as different levels of distressing. It also produces four different style chairs
While the furniture is still made in Amish workshops, Borkholder will increase its use of designers “who can interpret consumer desires for stylish furniture that stands the test of time,” the company said in a release. This means that customers can
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