Furniture Brands to Transfer Manufacturing to N.C.

       

       

ST. LOUIS–Furniture Brands International will close its Appomattox, Va., manufacturing facility in early 2011, and transfer some of the production at this facility to one or more of its factories in North Carolina.

The move is part of an effort to broaden the company’s sourcing options for casegoods customers in the contract and ready-to-assemble sectors, according to a Furniture Brands statement. Sourcing for these products will take place from locations in the United States, Latin America and Asia. By mid-2011, according to the company, it will have a wide selection of branded products for these customer segments, many of which have proprietary features and technologies.

Furniture Brands has supplied the contract sector through its facilities in Lenoir, N.C., and Thomasville, N.C.