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Furniture Industry

by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006
Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis

Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part iv: Modern furniture industry; Part v: Companies; Part vi: References and resources

Part v: North Carolina's Largest-Grossing Furniture Companies (2004)

Broyhill electric lamp, 1973.

Company Location Total Sales (millions) No. of Employees
Universal Furniture, Ltd. High Point $670 12,000
Klaussner Corporation Asheboro $621.5 6,064
Thomasville Furniture Industries Thomasville $362.8 6,500
Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. Lenoir $334.9 6,000
Lexington Furniture Industries Lenoir $167.3 3,000
Bernhardt Industries, Inc. Lexington $122.7 2,200
cv Industries, Inc. Lenoir $117.1 2,100
Sherrill Furniture Company Hickory $105.1 1,650
Carolina Mills, Inc. Hickory $96.8 1,500
Henredon Furniture Industries Maiden $94.7 1,700
Drexel Heritage Furniture Industries Morganton $89.2 1,600
Kincaid Furniture Company, Inc. Hudson $79.5 1,250
Fairfield Chair Company Lenoir $75 700
Cochrane Furniture Company Lincolnton $75 600
Clayton Marcus Company, Inc. Hickory $49.1 775


References and additional resources

Keep reading > Part vi: References and resources keep reading

Image Credit

Electric lamp, 1973. Broyhill Furniture Industries, Inc. Accession no. H.1982.119. From the North Carolina Museum of History, Raleigh, N.C.