Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo

July 17-18, 2019

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Manufacturing Excellence Awards

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Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Manufacturing Excellence Awards
Sponsored By:  ZUND

Join us July 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm at the Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo, as Furniture Today presents the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Awards.  The awards are in 6 categories each honoring manufacturers who are leaders in the furniture industry.  The awards presentation will take place on the show floor with a cocktail reception immediately following.

Date:          July 18, 2018
Time:         3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location:  Educational Pavilion, Show Floor
Cocktail Reception immediately follows

The 6 categories are as follows:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain Innovation Award
Awarded to furniture manufacturing companies that have demonstrated consistent innovation in manufacturing process, commitment to state of the art technology, and enhancement of manufacturing and supply chain efficiency. 

The Winners Are:

For Manufacturing Innovation: Ashley Furniture Industries

For Supply Chain Excellence: Bassett

Product Design & Innovation Award
Awarded to a furniture manufacturer or importer who has demonstrated consistent innovative product design through the use of state of the art manufacturing solutions and product development efforts.

The Winners Are:

For Upholstery & Motion: Southern Motion

For Case Goods: Hooker Furniture

Domestic Manufacturing Excellence Award
Awarded to manufacturers who have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to domestic manufacturing through investments in operational efficiency and continuous manufacturing improvement processes.

The Winners Are:

For Operational Excellence: Klaussner Home Furnishings

For Continuous Improvement: Jackson Furniture

Importer of the Year Award
Awarded to a furniture importer in the U.S. who has committed to best in process logistics, transportation, and manufacturing facilities domestically and internationally.

The Winner Is: 

Importer of the Year:  A.R.T. Furniture

Upholstery Supplier of the Year Award
Awarded to a supplier that has created an innovative product that is moving the furniture upholstery category forward.

The Winner Is:

Upholstery Supplier of the Year:  Glen Raven

HFMSE Plant Management Award
Awarded to a manufacturer who has grown consistently over the past several years and is known for quickly integrating plants, operations, technology and employees to create better furniture efficiently and expediently.

The Winner Is:

HFMSE Plant Management Award:  United Furniture Industries

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    Charles Piekenbrock
    Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
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