Manual Woodworkers to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

The Oates family, owners of Manual Woodworkers

The Oates family, owners of Manual Woodworkers

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C.–Manual Woodworkers & Weavers will mark its 80th anniversary in business next year.

The manufacturer of throws, decorative pillows and home accents, will conduct celebrations at the upcoming winter markets. These will include the Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and the Dallas Total Home & Gift Market, both of which take place in January. At the latter show, Manual Woodworkers will formally open its new location in room 697 of Building 2, West Wing, of the Dallas Market Center.

Founded in 1932 as a souvenir store in Bat Cave, N.C., the company now occupies a 500,000-square-foot of manufacturing and distribution space here. It is now in the fourth generation of ownership by the Oates family.