three companies in the group of 300
that went out of business. We will
detail these changes and look more
closely at several key market segments
in future issues of FDMC.
Most notably, Heritage Home Group
LLC sold its Broyhill, Thomasville and
Luxury Group business units and filed
for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Formerly
known as Furniture Brands, this company was one of the largest in the FDMC
300 at one time and was still one of the
largest residential furniture companies.
One major cabinet manufacturer
purchased another when American
Woodmark bought RSI Home Prod-
ucts. Also, JSJ Corp. closed its izzy+
contract furniture operation, and
Harden Furniture closed its New York
operation. Its future is uncertain.
Several other companies consolidated. A few of these changes happened
late in the year, and both companies
involved are listed separately.
The year 2018 was the seventh straight
in which the overall group of companies
reported sales increases. This long period
of growth came after five consecutive
years of declines from 2007 to 2011.
Sales for the FDMC 300 group of
companies grew 5 percent in 2016 over
the previous year to $48.786 billion.
Earlier, we calculated annual sales for
this group to be $46.404 billion for
2015. That was an increase of 7 percent
over $43.325 billion for 2014.
A detailed list of the top 25 companies
and a summary of all 300 companies is
included in our coverage in this issue.
Additional information can be
found at www.woodworkingnetwork.
com. The full list of 300 companies is
We were not able to get updated
sales and employee numbers from
some privately held companies, but
were able to update at least some information on most of these firms.
Several companies previously listed
were not included in 2018 because
they had sales just below the 300th
company. These companies are still
in operation and may be included in
future years. ✚
Pollmeier is sponsor of the FDMC 300.
Here’s a look at the methodology we used for the 10 largest companies in the FDMC 300:
1.Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. This company reported
more employees and larger manufacturing space. They
make furniture in Mississippi and North Carolina, in
addition to the large primary operation in Wisconsin.
Ashley also has manufacturing operations in China and
Vietnam. This figure was provided directly by the company and does not include estimate of retail store sales.
2.Steelcase Inc. Sales for company’s fiscal 2018 increased
about 1 percent from the previous year. Plant location
and division information are the same.
3.Andersen Corp. Silver Line division was sold. Sales number is our estimate for 2018. No other new information
from the company.
4.MasterBrand Cabinets. Fortune Brands Home and Secu-
rity’s kitchen and bath cabinetry segment’s sales figure
is based on third quarter sales. Auburn, Alabama, cabi-
net plant closed. A new operation in Reynosa, Mexico,
was to open.
5.Herman Miller Inc. Information is from the company’s
annual report. Sales increased 4. 5 percent for the publicly traded office and contract furniture company.
6.Jeld-Wen Inc. This figure is based on final fiscal 2017
window and door sales for North America.
7.Haworth Inc. Revenue reported in February 2018 for
the most recent fiscal year. Sales were up more than 5
percent over the previous year.
8.American Woodmark Corp. Sales figure based on 2018
third quarter. RSI sales included.
9.HNI Corp. Estimate based on third quarter sales for the
office furniture segment.
10.Masonite. Company is publicly traded, and figure is
based on final 2017 sales number.
Analysis of the Top 10 FDMC 300 companies