High Point premarket set for March 23-24
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, March 16, 2009
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
Casana – 220 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
Palliser – 220 Elm 400
PR I-Prime Resources International – 220 Elm 106
Pulaski – 220 Elm 220
Riverside – IHFC C302
SLF – 220 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. Schillig – 220 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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