9-30-2020 – Craftmaster sets job fair

Posted on: September 30th, 2020 by admin


September 30, 2020


From Staff Reports

Sep 29, 2020 11:34 AM


A furniture company that began production earlier this month in the former Broyhill Furniture upholstery complex will have a job fair next week.


Craftmaster Furniture opened the new upholstery facility at 830 Complex Sr. on Sept. 8. It has set up six production lines, two of which currently are operating, and has about 25 employees so far, Roy Calcagne, Craftmaster’s president and CEO, said in a press release. The first piece of upholstery came off the line on Sept. 10.


“The entire space has been cleaned and painted, along with the renovation of the break area, bathrooms, HVAC systems and office spaces. We have installed a rail system for production in the plant for six lines and have the capacity for 12 lines as needed,” he said.


Craftmaster has also installed 25 sewing machines that will be set up in a few weeks and will be hiring experienced sewing operators by the end of October, the company said.


The job fair will be Thursday, Oct. 8, from 2-6 p.m. at the plant. The company is looking for experienced upholsterers, sewers, frame builders, and more, and says it is offering competitive wages and benefits, and great working conditions.


Craftmaster Furniture announced in late August that it was opening the plant in a portion of the 400,000-square-foot complex where Broyhill, Henredon, Thomasville and Drexel upholstery products once were made. It has renovated about 100,000 square feet for production that is expected to expand the company’s manufacturing capacity by 20%.


In August the company said it planned to employ about 50 people at the campus by the end of this year and potentially more than another 50 next year.


The upholstery campus includes warehouses used by Baker Furniture, Legacy Classic Furniture and Grand Manor, which are sister companies to Craftmaster. The campus was purchased by Craftmaster’s parent company, Samson Holdings, in 2018 for $4.75 million after the bankruptcy of Heritage Home Group.

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