ATLANTA — May 10, 2018 — A who’s who of the furniture-manufacturing world will be among the honorees for the first-ever Manufacturing Excellence Awards being presented at this year’s Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo.
Winners in six categories have just been announced for the Expo, to be held July 18-19 in Greenville, S.C. The awards honor manufacturers who are leaders in specific areas of the furniture industry.
The awards presentation will take place the show’s opening day, July 18, at 3:30 p.m. on the show floor at the TD Convention Center with a cocktail reception immediately following.
The Expo features a wide variety of exhibitors showcasing the latest in manufacturing equipment, systems, software and technology specifically developed for the furniture and home furnishings industry.
The honorees are:
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.
- For Manufacturing Innovation: Ashley Furniture Industries; and
- 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.
- For Upholstery & Motion: Southern Motion; and
- 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.
- For Operational Excellence: Klaussner Home Furnishings; and
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- United Furniture Industries
Posted May 10, 2018
Source: Home Furnishings Manufacturing Solutions Expo (HFMSE)