Hickory Springs opens 1st China plant
April 10, 2006,
Furniture and bedding components supplier Hickory Springs Mfg. has opened its first factory in China.
The new factory, located in the Guanlan Industrial Park section of Shenzhen, is producing recliner and sofa-sleeper mechanisms.
He said Hickory Springs has been exporting U.S.-made metal products to Europe, Mexico and Canada for years, but the expansion into the Chinese market will allow the company to capitalize on other global opportunities.
Mike Cope, a Hickory Springs veteran who most recently was manager of the Hickory metal complex, has relocated to Shenzhen to oversee the new facility.
He reports to Thayer, who remains based in Hickory.
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