Tour Eagle Inds.’ Kentucky case goods plant
  • Workers glue together pieces of wood that are used in products such as kitchen islands.
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  • Workers assemble a wall unit at the Eagle factory.
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  • Case pieces make their way down the finishing line, going through a multi-step process that includes spraying and hand rubbing.
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  • Eagle workers page finished goods. Packaging is an important part of the quality control process.
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  • Amado Rivas, vice president of operations for Eagle, shows off a felt-lined drawer in the company’s American Premiere collection.
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  • An Eagle Inds. worker sands a hutch for an entertainment console in the American Premiere line, which has high-end design elements and is at the top of Eagle’s price range.
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  • Workers operate a flat line finishing machine, one of the capital investments the company has made in recent years.
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  • James Bond started with the company in 1994 as director of transportation. Today he is vice president of logistics, sales and marketing.
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  • Shoppers
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  • SOURCE: JCP INTERNAL DATA.
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  • The two-story Zara Home
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  • Lonnie scheps Sinomax-USA
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  • The store’s inventory
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  • 120% Lino displays
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  • Jennifer Marks Editor-in-Chief
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  • Designs mix brights
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  • image of Mike Craven
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  • Comfort Solutions’ revamped Web site features individual presentations for each of the bedding major’s brands.
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  • Taking delivery of a bundle of tree seedlings that retailer Belfort Furniture in Dulles, Va., is donating to local landowners are Terry Lasher, left, Virginia Department of Forestry; Rick Petry, Dan Kennedy and Mike Huber, all of Belfort; Edward Zimmer, VDOF; Matt Huber, Belfort, and Jim McGlone, VDOF.
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  • Don Essenberg, left, and Steven Lush have joined Universal Furniture as regional sales vice presidents, and Kevin Miller is brands manager.
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  • logo for eblast 5-7-09
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  • Image of Kurt Darrow
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  • serta logo for eblast
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Domestic case goods producer Eagle Inds. makes its products in a 17-building complex in Kentucky. Associate Editor Thomas Russell toured the plant and offers this inside look.
 
Posted: April 17, 2009