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Havertys Reopens Stores, Eliminates 1,200 Jobs

Atlanta-based Havertys has announced it is reopening most of its stores, but has eliminated the jobs of 1,200 workers, according to a report from the AJC.

Spring Air Shifts to Mask Production at Northeast Factory

Bedding producer Spring Air has transformed its Northeast 300,000-square-foot mattress, box springs and pillow factory into a mask-making operation to help fill the shortage of protective supplies brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hooker Furniture Announces its Virtual Spring Market

Hooker Furniture has announced its “Virtual Spring Market” initiative to continue to service its retail and interior design partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.

XPO Logistics Develops COVID-19 Dashboard

XPO Logistics, Inc. (NYSE: XPO), a global provider of transportation and logistics, has introduced a new digital dashboard for shippers and carriers in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The company integrated the tools with its XPO Connect digital freight platform in North America and Europe.

Ekornes Launches Contest to Support Frontline Heroes

Furniture manufacturer Ekornes, Inc. has announced the launch of its new consumer contest called Chairish the Frontline Workers, giving consumers the chance to honor and recognize the ones working on the frontline for their selflessness and full dedication to helping others during the Covid-19 crisis. The contest runs through May 8.

Southerland Manufactures Medical-grade Mattresses for COVID-19 Field Hospitals

Nashville, Tenn.-based Southerland, an independent sleep products manufacturer, has delivered 1,000 medical-grade mattresses to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) for use in pop-up and field hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.