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July 15-16, 2020

Hickory Metro Convention Center
Hickory, North Carolina, USA

Manufacturing Excellence Awards

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Manufacturing Excellence Awards

Manufacturing Excellence Awards
Sponsored By:  Hickory Springs and Atlanta Attachment Company

During the Furniture Manufacturing Expo, Furniture Today presented the prestigious Manufacturing Excellence Awards.  The awards were given in 4 categories each honoring manufacturers who are leaders in the furniture industry. 

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

Awarded To:  HomeStretch

Manufacturing Innovation Award
Awarded to a  furniture manufacturing company that has demonstrated a commitment to innovation in manufacturing process, state of the art technology, and enhancement of manufacturing and supply chain efficiency. 

Awarded To:  McCreary Modern

Domestic Manufacturer of the Year Award
Awarded to the manufacturer who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to domestic manufacturing through investments in operational efficiency, continuous manufacturing improvement and superior customer service.

Awarded To:  Century Furniture


Upholstery Supplier of the Year
Awarded to a supplier that has demonstrated a commitment to product innovation aimed at moving the furniture upholstery category forward.

Awarded To:  STI Fabrics

Sponsored By:

AAC  Hickory Springs

  • "I thought it was very beneficial for us to attend the show. Overall for the first year I thought it was a success."
    Charles Piekenbrock
    Vice President Strategic Sourcing, Flexsteel Industries, Inc.
  • “We actually saw some things that excited us very much in the auto cutting exhibits. Saw a 3D Cad program that was very impressive and now we are actually looking at making a purchase in that area.”
    Jackson Furniture Industries
  • “We’ve seen some new people we hadn’t seen before, we’d come back, and it may make sense to bring some folks from the textiles and manufacturing side of our business as well.”
  • “We wanted to come and talk to the people we do business with here as well as see if there are other people we should be doing business with. This is a positive market and one that’s needed since the others like it have gone away.”
    Woodhaven Furniture, Division of Aaron’s
  • “Glad to see this show.”
    Rowe Furniture