Solid wood source Keystone to make High Point debut
Thomas Russell -- Furniture Today, October 1, 2012
HIGH POINT - Keystone Collections, a Pennsylvania based manufacturer of solid wood bedroom, dining room and occasional furniture, is making its High Point Market debut in October.
The company, which was founded in 1986, operates a 75,000-square-foot plant near Myerstown, Pa., that employs about 60 workers. It will show in space I-638 of the Made in America Pavilion in Suites at Market Square.
Up to now, the company has shown its line at regional shows in Pennsylvania and Ohio. Reps also promote the line along the East Coast as far south as Virginia. The company also has accounts in Michigan and Ohio and is looking to expand soon into Florida and North Carolina.
"We're excited about coming to High Point and expect to have a very successful show," Marvin Martin, an owner and partner in the family-owned business, said in a statement. "With guaranteed completion dates, uncompromising attention to details in design and quality, and a lifetime guarantee on our products, Keystone Collections combines value with service to produce a beneficial domestic resource that is especially appreciated in today's marketplace."
The company started out producing dining chairs and later evolved into case goods. Today its upper end line is made with solid maple, red oak, cherry and quarter sawn white oak, said Bryan Shive, an account executive.
Case goods feature drawer fronts with matching grain, six-piece dovetailed drawers, concealed under mount soft-close drawer guides, and finished drawer backs and bottoms. The company said its tables have self-storing leaves, finished undersides, solid hardwood skirting, rigid corner block assemblies and skirting support blocks.
A queen bed in the line retails for around $1,600 and a five-piece dining set retails at around $3,200.
The company also has 58 wood finishes and 14 painted finishes, but says it can offer any color stain or paint through custom matching services available in its in house lab.
At market, Keystone will show some finishes it has launched this year as well as some key pieces in the line including a queen bed, a chest and a nightstand, as well as three dining sets that include a counter height table and two chairs. It will show five occasional pieces and 11 styles of chairs it produces in a shadow box display.