Craftmaster Furniture announced that it is expanding its manufacturing capacity by 20% starting September 8th. Craftmaster is based in Alexander County and will be moving into Caldwell County with the opening of a new plant in the former Broyhill Complex located in Lenoir. The Complex was previously owned by the Heritage Home Group and produced Broyhill, Henredon, Thomasville, and Drexel upholstery products in the 400,000 square foot building.
It was purchased by Craftmaster’s parent company, Samson Holdings, in 2018.
This campus currently includes warehouses utilized by Baker Furniture, Legacy Classic Furniture, and Grand Manor which are sister companies to Craftmaster.
“I am very excited to be able to announce this news of our expansion. We have been fortunate to have had significant sales growth over the past few years and have the need to expand our current manufacturing capacity”, said Roy Calcagne, President/CEO of Craftmaster.
This new facility will position Craftmaster for significant future growth over the next decade. They will utilize approximately 100,000 square feet for the startup and add lines as needed.
Craftmaster currently has 650,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing in Alexander and Wilkes Counties.
“Lenoir, N.C. has a long and storied history of producing fine furniture for more than 125 years. It is a wonderful community with a highly skilled workforce of Furniture Craftsman.
Unfortunately, there have been many layoffs over the recent years with the demise of the Heritage Home Group and others. We are very happy to be able to offer over 50 new jobs this year and will have over 100 positions by the end of 2021. These jobs will offer very competitive wages and benefits along with great working conditions,” added Calcagne.
About Craftmaster Furniture: Craftmaster Furniture was founded in 1972 in Taylorsville, N.C. and specializes in moderately priced upholstery produced in the U.S.A. by 650 highly skilled Associates. Craftmaster offers a broad selection of upholstered products and provides custom order, with over 150 living room styles, 100 accents chairs and over 800 fabrics to choose from. www.cmfurniture.com.
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