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High Point premarket set for March 23-24

A total of 26 furniture companies are sponsoring the March 23-24 premarket here, according to a list released last week by the High Point Market Authority.

The list of sponsors also includes three major showroom operators — 220 Elm, the International Home Furnishings Center and Merchandise Mart Properties — that have tenants participating in the event.

Sponsoring exhibitors and their showroom locations are:

American Drew/Lea Inds. – IHFC C926

A.R.T. Furniture – 222 S. Main St., suite 200

Aspenhome – IHFC C1258

Bernhardt – IHFC D601

Broyhill – IHFC C600

Casana220 Elm, space 400

Hammary – IHFC C354

Hekman/Woodmark – IHFC C735, and 200 N. Hamilton, North Court 107

Hooker – IHFC W1047

Howard Miller – IHFC C402

Kincaid – IHFC H1204

Leather Trend – Plaza Suites 300

Legacy Classic – Plaza Suites C100

Magnussen Home – IHFC M1010

Natuzzi – 130 W. Commerce

Palliser220 Elm 400

PR I-Prime Resources International220 Elm 106

Pulaski220 Elm 220

Riverside – IHFC C302

SLF220 Elm 100

Stanley – IHFC C1158

Universal – 2622 Uwharrie Rd.

Vaughan-Bassett – IHFC C1000

Sponsors provide funds for meals, lodging and ground transportation for buyers. Officials did not say how many buyers they expected to attend the event, other than to say they expected it to meet or exceed last September's attendance.

“The idea of this is not to have an incredibly large number of exhibitors, but to work with those companies that are primarily in case goods, but also some upholstery, to create efficiency and value for the buyers that are here,” said High Point Market Authority President and CEO Brian Casey.

As of last week, another 29 companies that are not official event sponsors had told Furniture/Today that they too will be open during market. They are:

Affordable Furniture – 329 S. Main St.

American Woodcrafters – Center Point 103

Amisco – IHFC D541

BKind3 – Showplace 3416

Bailey Street – IHFC H245

CMI/Container Marketing – Furniture Plaza 303

Chateau D'Ax – IHFC D1224

Cheers/Man Wah – Furniture Plaza 412

Classic Concepts – Showplace 3326

Domus Ventures – 215 Church Ave. suite 103

Fi ne Furniture Design & Marketing – 1107 N. Main St.

Intercon – IHFC W941

Ha ckney Home Furnishings/Pioneer Furniture – Center Point Centennial space 10

Hamilton Spill – Plaza Suites 310

Jofran – Furniture Plaza 210

Lazar – IHFC D817

Ligna USA – IHFC H541

Max Home – 103-105 N. Main St.

Michael Thomas/Miles Talbot – 1690 English Rd

Millennia USA – 156 S. Main, Profit Center Building

Paragon – IHFC C203

Prestige Furniture – IHFC W648

Propac – IHFC W243

Scott Thomas – 200 Steele 136

Simon Li – Showplace West S-101

Southern Motion – Center Point 1102

Sunrise Home Furnishings – IHFC M630

Trade Masters – Center Point, 401 Russell Ave.

W. Schillig220 Elm space 316

As a service to readers, Furniture/Today will keep an updated list of all the premarket exhibitors on its Web site at www.furnituretoday.com. To get on the list, companies that plan to be open should contact Tom Russell at trussell@reedbusiness.com.

Thomas RussellThomas Russell | Associate Editor, Furniture Today

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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