North Carolina is the “Furniture Capital of the World.” It’s easy to see why it’s earned that reputation, as home to the High Point Market, the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world; Furnitureland South, the largest furniture store in the world; and major manufacturers like Ashley Furniture, the largest furniture manufacturer in the world.

Furniture Companies in North Carolina

Ashley Furniture Industries

Ashley Furniture Industries

333 Ashley Way, Advance, NC

Bernhardt Industries

1839 Morganton Boulevard Southwest, Lenoir, NC

Broad River Furniture

2820 Selwyn Avenue, Charlotte, NC

Century Furniture

3086 Main Avenue Northwest, Hickory, NC

Century Furniture

535 27th St NW, Hickory, NC

Century Furniture

Century Furniture

401 11th St NW, Hickory, NC

Century Furniture Showroom

305 W High Ave, High Point, NC

CV Industries

105 Pinehaven Circle, Goldsboro, NC

CV Industries

401 11th Street Northwest, Hickory, NC

Ethan Allen

Ethan Allen

700 South Main Avenue, Maiden, NC

Fairfield Chair Company

Fairfield Chair Company

1331 Harper Avenue Southwest, Lenoir, NC

Heritage Home Group

600 Causby Road, Morganton, NC

Heritage Home Group

Heritage Home Group

401 East Main Street, Thomasville, NC

Highland Fabricators

237 Kettering Road, High Point, NC

Hughes Furniture Industries

952 Stout Road, Randleman, NC

Kewaunee Scientific Corp.

2700 West Front Street, Statesville, NC

Kincaid

240 Pleasant Hill Road, Hudson, NC

Kincaid

Kincaid

168 Main Street, Hudson, NC

Klaussner Home Furnishings

Klaussner Home Furnishings

405 Lewallen Road, Asheboro, NC

Kohler Co.

109 Lane Avenue, High Point, NC

Lee Industries

402 West 25th Street, Newton, NC

Leggett & Platt

Leggett & Platt

3040 Junior Order Home Road, Lexington, NC

Lexington Home Brands

100 1st Street Northwest, Hildebran, NC

Lexington Home Brands

Lexington Home Brands

1300 National Highway, Thomasville, NC

McCreary Modern

4509 Hartland Road, Gamewell, NC

McCreary Modern

2929 Morganton Boulevard Southwest, Lenoir, NC

McCreary Modern

2564 U.S. 321 Bus, Newton, NC

Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams

135 1 Comfortable Pl, Township of Taylorsville, NC

Sealy

Sealy

239 Sealy Drive, Trinity, NC

Sherrill Furniture Company

2405 Highland Avenue Northeast, Hickory, NC

Stanley Furniture Company

Stanley Furniture Company

200 N Hamilton St, High Point, NC

Stanley Furniture Company

68 Snowbird Road, Robbinsville, NC

Steelcase

255 Swathmore Avenue, High Point, NC

Sutter Street Manufacturing

2973 S R 2436, Claremont, NC

United Furniture Industries N.C.

100 United Furniture Drive, Lexington, NC

United Furniture Industries N.C.

3761 Old Glenola Road, Trinity, NC

Vanguard Furniture

Vanguard Furniture

301 North Hamilton Street, High Point, NC

Competitive Advantages

Nation's Largest Furniture Industry

North Carolina’s robust furniture industry value-chain is comprised of 3,000 establishments and more than 35,000 employees statewide. The state’s concentration of furniture manufacturing activity is more than three times the national average.

Low Tax Burden

At 3 percent, North Carolina has the lowest corporate income tax rate in the United States. In fact, North Carolina offers a low tax burden across the board. Ernst & Young and the Council on State Taxation rank North Carolina No. 1 for lowest state and local tax burden in the U.S.

Business-Friendly Labor Environment

At 3 percent, North Carolina has the second-lowest unionization rate in the U.S. Coupled with its right-to-work laws, it’s clear North Carolina provides manufacturers with an attractive labor environment.

Reliable, Low-Cost Electricity

North Carolina’s average industrial electricity rates run more than 8 percent less than the U.S. average.

High Point Furniture Market

The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 75,000 attendees to High Point twice a year. The market hosts more than 2,000 exhibitors, with more than 100 countries represented.

No. 5 Wood Product Industry in the U.S.

North Carolina’s 600 lumber wood product manufacturing establishments and workforce of 17,600 make it the fifth-largest wood product manufacturing industry in the U.S., and a natural supply base to the furniture industry.

Workforce

Largest Furniture Manufacturing Workforce in the U.S.

With 35,000+ employees, North Carolina has the largest furniture manufacturing workforce in the U.S.

Highly Skilled Workforce

North Carolinians train at nationally recognized research universities – including Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – and at the state’s 58-campus community college system.

NCWorks Customized Training Program

NCWorks is a comprehensive workforce development program that includes an online jobs database for talent recruiters and job seekers alike. NCWorks also features a customized training program for new and existing businesses in the state.

Research Infrastructure

Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center

Established in 1991 at the N.C. State University College of Engineering, the Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center conducts a program of applied research and technical assistance in support of furniture manufacturers.

American Society of Furniture Designers

The American Society of Furniture Designers (ASFD) is an international, nonprofit, professional organization that supports the profession of furniture design. Membership includes both American and international professional designers, trade affiliates and associates, professors and furniture design students.

American Home Furnishings Alliance

The American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA) is the voice of the residential furniture industry. AHFA has a division of more than 200 suppliers to the global home furnishings industry offering manufacturing equipment, machinery and component parts, as well as consulting, IT, legal, compliance, transportation and logistics services.

North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance

The North Carolina Advanced Manufacturing Alliance is a consortium of 10 community colleges, local workforce investment boards, nonprofits and local education authorities. Its goal is to increase the number of North Carolinians with certificates, diplomas and degrees in advanced manufacturing disciplines.