Furniture http://wunc.org en NC Furniture Shines At High Point Market http://wunc.org/post/nc-furniture-shines-high-point-market <p>Twice a year, in April and October, <a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point </a>becomes the center of the furniture and home furnishings world.&nbsp;&nbsp; This week,<a href="http://www.stanleyfurniture.com/"> Stanley Furniture</a> is getting a lot of attention, showing off its new space.&nbsp; Stanley recently moved to High Point from Virginia.&nbsp; It’s just one sign of &nbsp;growth in the furniture industry in North Carolina after years of decline. Wed, 24 Apr 2013 15:02:36 +0000 Leoneda Inge 14192 at http://wunc.org NC Furniture Shines At High Point Market High Point Market Gets Underway http://wunc.org/post/high-point-market-gets-underway <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span><a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;">High Point Market</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> kicks off Saturday.&nbsp; It’s the largest home furnishings trade show in the world.&nbsp; Dignitaries and celebrities will make the rounds.&nbsp; U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Governor Pat </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will "do market" this spring.&nbsp; </span>McCrory<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will meet with more than 40 furniture industry leaders who recently sent him a letter in support of funding for the High Point Market Authority.&nbsp; A budget proposal released earlier this month showed significant cuts to the market authority.</span></p><p>Tom Conley, president and CEO of the <a href="http://www.highpointmarket.org/">High Point Market Authority</a>, says he’s glad the governor reversed course. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 19:45:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 13935 at http://wunc.org High Point Market Gets Underway Younger's Furniture Shines At High Point Market http://wunc.org/post/youngers-furniture-shines-high-point-market <p>Tens of thousands of furniture retailers, buyers and journalists from more than 100 countries are in High Point this week for the bi-annual High Point Market.&nbsp; Those in the furniture industry say business is up this year across the country.&nbsp;&nbsp; That is good news for a state like North Carolina that has been tied to the industry for generations.&nbsp; Changing Economy Reporter Leoneda Inge visited a showroom in High Point that’s getting a lot of attention this year.<br> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 10:40:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 2722 at http://wunc.org Younger's Furniture Shines At High Point Market The Return of the Furniture Industry http://wunc.org/post/return-furniture-industry <p>For the past 25 years, North Carolina’s once-vibrant furniture industry has been dwindling. Factories have moved abroad and thousands of jobs have been lost. But now, things might be turning around. As countries like China develop a higher standard of living, it's no longer cheaper for companies to move there. Some businesses are finding it cheaper to operate in the U.S. where, conveniently, there already are empty factories and a trained workforce. Fri, 18 May 2012 13:39:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Shawn Wen 4735 at http://wunc.org Linwood Furniture Files For Chapter 11 http://wunc.org/post/linwood-furniture-files-chapter-11 <p>Another North Carolina furniture maker is facing financial trouble. Jessica Jones reports Linwood furniture of Davidson County has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.<br> Fri, 09 Mar 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Jessica Jones 3067 at http://wunc.org A Celebration of Furniture & Music http://wunc.org/post/celebration-furniture-music <p>More than 200 furniture companies in North Carolina have closed over the past decade. This weekend in High Point – there is a festival to celebrate the region’s unique history.&nbsp;</p><p>The High Point Theatre is hosting the first annual – “Carolina Crossroads – A Celebration of Music and Furniture.”&nbsp; Tonight the theatre will show the film – “With These Hands.”&nbsp; It captures the last days of the Hooker Furniture Plant in Martinsville, Virginia.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2011 20:00:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 7391 at http://wunc.org