Sherrill Furniture is investing $2.9 million to open a new custom upholstery production facility in Conover, North Carolina, creating 90 new jobs in Catawba County.
“Backlogs within the furniture industry are at an all-time high,” Thad Monroe, president of Sherrill Furniture Company, said in a release. “We are 100% focused on substantially reducing lead times for our customers and are willing to invest heavily to more quickly fulfill orders of our USA-made products. We appreciate the support and partnership we have received at the state and local levels to ensure this same goal.”
A performance-based grant of $150,000 from the One North Carolina Fund will help with Sherrill Furniture’s expansion in North Carolina. The One NC Fund provides financial assistance to local governments to help attract economic investment and to create jobs.
Founded in Catawba County in 1945, Sherrill Furniture Company has been manufacturing custom furniture in America for more than 75 years. The company’s custom upholstery and case goods portfolio includes nine furniture brands for retailers and interior designers in all 50 states.
Under the management of Charles Sherrill, a third-generation owner, Sherrill Furniture’s expansion will add a fifth production facility, and 140,000 square feet, to its roster of upholstery and woodworking plants.
“North Carolina continues to lead the nation’s furniture industry with triple the manufacturing activity of the national average,” said North Carolina Commerce Secretary Machelle Baker Sanders. “With the largest furniture manufacturing workforce in the nation, a large textiles and wood supply chain, and convenient location, we know that Sherrill Furniture will continue to find success for many years to come.”
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