AHFA: Participants Needed for Industry Shipment Survey

AHFA Summit to Focus on HealthcareHIGH POINT, N.C.–The American Home Furnishings Alliance has partnered with Association Research Inc. to produce a new survey tracking quarterly shipments of home furnishings produced in the United States.

Association Research serves hundreds of associations by developing and conducting surveys to produce industry-specific statistics and economic research. Data from these surveys is used by companies within the targeted industry to gauge performance results, as well as by analysts from outside the industry, who use results to develop forecasting.

“Domestic production has become fragmented, making it more difficult to track,” said AHFA CEO Andy Counts. “For many years a survey of leading domestic companies produced statistics that were representative and reliable. Now the survey needs to be broader, reaching a greater number of smaller companies who, together, are responsible for a much higher percentage of today’s domestic production.”

Jerry Epperson, whose firm, Mann, Armistead & Epperson, Ltd., specializes in the furniture sector, encourages all companies that receive an invitation from AHFA to participate.

“The industry needs this combined information to keep tabs on our changes over time,” Epperson said. “If you receive an invitation, please participate.”