In early March Home News Now visited Century Furniture’s case goods plant in Hickory, N.C. The 725,000-square-foot facility employs about 100 workers but is looking to add about 30 in the coming months to help improve lead times for retailers and designers alike. The tour showed the facility’s many capabilities, particularly within Century’s custom Details program, which affords multiple options in hardware, bases, finish, drawer and door fronts and more.
It’s this type of value added offering that has helped increase the importance of the company’s domestic manufacturing footprint, which has been in high demand of late due to its capabilities and proximity to its U.S. customer base. While lead times may have been extended, the plant continues to see a consistency of orders from retailers and designers alike. Below are some images inside the plant and a look at the men and women who bring the custom line to life.
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.