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Universal Furniture Offers Colorful Options with Special Order Upholstery Program

With a mix of 425 fabrics, 200 frames and six finishes Universal Furniture is adding a special order upholstery program made in North Carolina at the company’s new upholstery plant in Conover.

IMC Launches New Online Resources to Bring Buyers and Exhibitors Together

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced the launch of new online resource centers through its Atlanta, Las Vegas, and High Point Market websites, offering buyers and exhibitors the opportunity to engage with each other, stay up-to-date on key trends and industry news, and access webinars and other rich content until physical markets are staged again.

IMC Launches 3-week Virtual Market

Following High Point Market Authority’s cancellation of the Spring 2020 High Point Market, International Market Centers (IMC) has announced the launch of “IMC High Point Virtual Market,” a three-week-long online experience that will feature product discovery and digital connections.

ICFA Releases 2nd Member Survey on Impact of COVID-19

The International Casual Furnishings Association (ICFA) has released a new member survey that reflects mounting financial concerns, along with increasing reductions in staffing levels and advertising spends.

IMC Offers Free High Point TrendWatch Webinars

International Market Centers (IMC) has announced that its signature TrendWatch program – typically presented live at the Spring 2020 High Point Market – will now be presented as a series of free, half-hour CEU-accredited webinars on April 29, May 13 and May 27. The series will preview the three Spring 2020 TrendWatch trends – MEADOW, AVIARY and PENTHOUSE – through a live online presentation and “flip-books” showcasing products reflective of each theme.

Norwalk Shifts Production to PPE for Local Healthcare Workers

Due to the shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio-based Norwalk Furniture has shifted its production from custom upholstered furniture to sewing protective facemasks and medical gowns for local hospitals and healthcare personnel. Efforts began this month at its 440,000-square-foot facility.

Sam Moore Celebrates 80th Anniversary with “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” Contest

VA-based custom upholstery specialist Sam Moore Furniture has launched its “Search for Vintage Sam Moore” social media contest in honor of its 80-year anniversary. Using the hashtag #80MooreYears, the contest is part of a broader social media campaign that will highlight significant milestones and feature a variety of historical photos, including the vintage chairs.

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