by Robert Dalheim
The Furniture Foundation, a research and education fund administered by the American Home
Furnishings Alliance, announced it has awarded
grants totaling nearly $75,000 to educational programs targeting rising furniture designers, factory
workers and front-line manufacturing management personnel.
The 2017 grants included $9,000 to Appala-
chian State University furniture design program;
two grants totaling $20,500 to the Catawba Valley
Community College campus in Taylorsville, N.C.;
and $44,900 to Mississippi State University’s
Franklin Furniture Institute.
The Appalachian State grant will continue the
school’s scholarship program for furniture design
students, funding three $3,000 scholarships for
the 2017-2018 school year.
The two Catawba Valley Community College
grants support the new CVCC Alexander County
Funding boosts a variety of furniture manufacturing and design
programs in North Carolina and Mississippi.
Nearly $75,000 in grants will train
furniture manufacturers, designers
One of the Furniture Foundation grants this year will go to Mississippi State University, allowing the Franklin Furniture
Institute to offer four manufacturing management programs conducted in actual manufacturing facilities.