Ashley Furniture's manufacturing and distribution center in North Carolina is on track for completion by October, and the company says it is fast tracking its employment figures of the site.
Upholstery producer Genesis Furniture has closed in Pontotoc, Miss., and 63 employees have been laid off.
Rent-to-own retailer Aaron's (NYSE: AAN) has acquired Progressive Finance Holdings, an online lease-to-own retailer, in a $700 million cash transaction.
Upholstery supplier Norwalk Furniture is dropping toxic flame-retardant chemicals from its products and the company's line will meet California's new flame smolder test.
Ron Leong has been named vice president of operations for adjustable bed supplier Reverie.
Kimberly Fisher has been named promoted to vice president of operations for Latex International.
Retailers who have at least one Boyd Specialty Sleep mattress on their floors now can have orders shipped directly to consumers under Boyd's new My Mattress Now program.