NEWTON, N.C. – In mid-November, Tom Russell of Home News Now visited Bassett Furniture’s BenchMade upholstery plant in Newton, N.C. The 629,000-plus-square foot plant includes a 125,000 nearby leased facility that the company added to the complex in May, which produces a combination of the company’s custom and made-to-inventory stationary and modular upholstery. This freed up space in a 133,500-square-foot plant across the street, which is now dedicated production for the company’s power motion line. The move also allowed the largest building on campus, a 371,000-square-foot plant, to be dedicated to a more upper-priced line of stationary leather and fabric upholstery.
The photos below show the workers and machines that make it all happen for a custom-made line that continues to grow sales in the upholstery segment.
Home News Now Editor-in-Chief Thomas Russell has covered the furniture industry for 25 years at various daily and weekly consumer and trade publications. He can be reached at email@example.com and at 336-508-4616.