reported to be $15 million in 2016.
Shafer Commercial Seating Inc.
The Denver maker of contract and
restaurant furniture, upholstered
chairs, wood chairs, bar stools, booths,
tabletops, table bases, sofas and sleepers closed late in the year. The company employed 95 and had estimated
annual sales of $11 million in 2016. A
message on their website in mid-December read: We are sorry, but Shafer
Commercial Seating is no longer in
business. We thank our customers for
the many years of support.
Mid-Canada Millwork Ltd. in
Steinbach, Manitoba, closed earlier.
An auction was held in April 2017. The
company made store fixtures, architectural woodwork, millwork/mouldings,
laboratory casework, countertops,
commercial cabinets, employed 150,
and had annual sales of $21.5 million
Rimi Woodcraft Corp. in Bronx,
New York, was reported to have closed
and auctions of equipment were
reported. The company made architectural woodwork, doors, high-end
residential interiors, custom kitchen
cabinets and employed 100 in the
Bronx and Middletown, New York.
Annual sales were estimated to be $30
million in 2016.
ClosetMaid was sold by Emerson to
Griffon Corp. in April 2017, but sales
under the new company have not been
broken out yet. This segment’s sales
may be higher when combined with
existing Griffon companies.
Contact Industries was bought by
Endura Industries, a maker of plastic
door components. Contact Industries
had earlier sold its Prineville, Oregon,
wood component manufacturing
property but was still in operation
there. A year earlier, Contact had 215
Stanley Furniture was purchased
by Vietnam-affiliated Churchill Downs
LLC. The revenue figure was based
on third quarter 2017 sales. Sales were
down sharply due to problems in Asia
plants. Stanley imports from Indonesia
and Vietnam. Earlier, the Stanleytown
plant and Robbinsville, North Caro-
lina, operation were closed.
Kohler left the furniture industry
and sold Baker Furniture and its high-end furniture and upholstery lines to
China’s Samson Investment Holding Co. Kohler said Baker, Milling
Road and McGuire target the upper
end/luxury niche of the market and
will serve as a complement to other
Samson companies which compete
in the middle and upper price point
segments of the home furnishings industry. Kohler had owned Baker since
1986 and McGuire Road since 1990.
In addition to the sale of the business, Samson can choose to purchase
Baker’s 36-acre property in Hickory,
North Carolina, which houses the
company’s warehouse and distribution
center and Baker’s 750,000-square-
foot casegoods plant in Hildebran,
North Carolina, and two factories in
Indonesia. The newly acquired brands
reportedly will continue operating out
of their offices and facilities in North
Carolina and Indonesia.
RSI was acquired by American
Woodmark in December. The agree-
ment was to be completed in 2018. RSI
makes stock and semi-custom kitchen
and bath cabinets, stock and semi-
custom bath vanities, and cultured
marble countertops. RSI had estimated
annual sales of $500 million and 3,500
employees. American Woodmark and
RSI are among the largest U.S. cabinet
ACProducts. Communication after
the 2017 FDMC 300 was compiled
indicated that the company will have
about $321 million in sales, taking the
acquisition of Smart Cabinetry into
account. The company operates plants
in Thompsontown and Mount Union,
Pennsylvania, and employs 1,000.
Republic Elite. The Marshall,
Texas, cabinet manufacturer, report-
edly merged with LDC Stone Inc., a
supplier of countertops and imported
cabinets. Republic’s sales were report-
ed to be $100 million.
Heritage Home Group LLC,
owner of well-known brands such as
Broyhill, Drexel, Henredon, Hickory
Chair, Maitland-Smith, and Thomasville, operates 15 plants in Lenoir and
Hickory, North Carolina, and Cebu,
Bassett Furniture Industries, Inc.
announced that it has entered into an
agreement with Heritage Home Group