Furniture startup to bring 200-plus jobs to Hickory – Charlotte Business Journal

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Furniture startup to bring 200-plus jobs to Charlotte region

Design Foundry, an upholstered furniture startup, plans to begin manufacturing in a former furniture factory in Hickory, bringing more than 200 jobs to Catawba County.

Furniture veteran Eric Fulcher, president and CEO of Design Foundry, will use about two-thirds of the 344,000-square-foot former Baker Furniture plant in Hickory to begin making furniture.

“We are excited to make Catawba County our home,” Fulcher says. “The community has a strong tradition of being makers of great things, with furniture being an important part of that history.”….

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