Historically, wood products are the largest material category among furniture imports, but the share of upholstery and metal furniture imports is increasing yearly, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
In testimony to a U.S. trade representative, David Rumbarger, the leader for economic development in Tupelo and Lee County, Miss. said the proposed tariffs on upholstery fabric from China will result in significant job losses for furniture manufacturers, according to a report from WTVA 9 News.
Universal Furniture has added Jared Worrall to its executive sales team as vice president of sales for the West region, based in High Point.
Hooker Furniture is adding Woodlands, a 65-piece whole home collection, to its fall lineup for the October High Point Market.
Levin Furniture has announced it will celebrate the opening of its new 55,000-square-foot Boardman, Ohio showroom with free Grand Opening events for the community, Aug. 31 through Sept. 2.
International Market Centers has announced the addition of new and returning exhibitors to Historic Market Square and the Suites at Market Square for the Fall High Point Market, Oct. 13-17.