• Thomas Russell

Home Meridian International opens new Vietnam showroom

 Home Meridian International has opened this new office, showroom and design center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.Home Meridian International has opened this new office, showroom and design center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam — Home Meridian International, parent company of case goods resources Pulaski and Samuel Lawrence Furniture, has opened a new showroom, office and design center in Vietnam.

The facility also will serve sister HMI companies Samuel Lawrence Hospitality and motion upholstery specialist Prime Resources International.

"Our new Vietnam showroom and design center reinforces our business model of a global technology and efficiency-driven organization," George Revington, Home Meridian CEO, said in a statement. "Our commitment is to provide our retail partners with the best product - on time, on-price and on-trend. We are making the product development experience much more efficient and productive, and creating a better experience for our retailers."

High Point-based HMI also has offices in Dongguan and Shanghai, China, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

"We are truly a global company operating 24 hours a day," Revington said. "Our Asian facilities are focused on supply chain, logistics, orders and finance, and support our U.S. headquarters in daily activities, updates and analysis. We have a total integration of our information systems, providing us with real-time information on all production, shipments and container movements."

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, FurnitureToday

I'm Tom Russell and have worked at Furniture/Today since August 2003. Since then, I have covered the international side of the business from a logistics and sourcing standpoint. Since then, I also have visited several furniture trade shows and manufacturing plants in Asia, which has helped me gain perspective about the industry in that part of the world. As I continue covering the import side of the business, I look forward to building on that knowledge base through conversations with industry officials and future overseas plant tours. From time to time, I will file news and other industry perspectives online and, as always, welcome your response to these Web postings.

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