HPFabrics, Inc., a subsidiary of Istanbul-based Tukek Holding, has plans to reopen the former Microfibres Inc. plant here and create up to 260 jobs over three years. More
Bed Bath & Beyond has its eye on the online furniture business. Pointing to Wayfair, Overstock and Amazon specifically, CEO Steve Temares said there’s a big market BBB can carve into. More
Fabricut opened a permanent showroom on the newly constructed fourth floor of the Market Square Textile Tower during June’s Showtime, and officials said that the move is part of an overall strategy to expand its market focus of selling directly to furniture manufacturers as well as national and retail fabric accounts. More
In response to negative comments regarding proposed deadline extensions for the national formaldehyde standard for composite wood products, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will revert back to an original deadline schedule, according to the American Home Furnishings Alliance. More
Broad River Furniture is offering a charitable counter to those “Mattress Stores are Greedy” billboards you may have noticed on the highway, courtesy of e-commerce bedding retailer Tuft & Needle. More
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