contract textiles, leathers and employs
6. Global Furniture Group. Canadian company makes contract/office
furniture, RTA furniture, office chairs,
office seating, filing/storage, desks,
office systems, conference tables, bookcases, sofas, upholstered chairs, swivels, meeting/training room furniture
for hospitality, healthcare and education. There are many Canadian and
U.S. locations. Toronto and Marlton,
New Jersey, have large manufacturing operations. Sales of $1 billion is a
7. Kimball International Inc.
Company reported 2018 sales were $685.6.
Sales increased over 2017. The company’s 3,015 employees make office
and hospitality furniture and cabinet
products in Borden, Jasper, Salem and
Santa Claus, Indiana; Danville and
Fordsville, Kentucky; and Martinsville,
Virginia. Kimball purchased hospitality furniture maker D’Style in 2018.
8. KI. Contract and institutional
furniture company makes chairs,
ergonomic seating, conference tables,
filing/storage, university/classroom furniture, auditorium seating, wall systems,
adjustable work surfaces and healthcare
furniture. Divisions include KI Canada,
KI Europe Middle East Africa, Pallas
Textiles, and Spacesaver. The Wisconsin, company has 3,000 employees. Sales
of $650 million is our estimate.
9. Teknion Corp. Canadian contract
and office furniture manufacturer
produces office seating, filing/stor-
age, desks, office systems, conference
tables, bookcases, sofas, upholstered
chairs and architectural wall systems.
Plant locations include Calgary,
Alberta; Concord, Markham and To-
ronto, Ontario; Montmagny, St. Vallier
and St. Romuald, Quebec; Clayton,
North Carolina; and Malaysia. Annual
sales of $500 million is our estimate.
Company employs 3,400.
10. OFS Brands Inc. Sales were up
sharply to $404 billion last year. Com-
pany makes desks, filing/storage, open
plan, conference tables, office seating;
healthcare, education and hospitality
furniture. Sales were $330 million in
2017. Company had plants in Hunt-
ingburg, Indiana; Huntington Beach,
California; Leitchfield, Kentucky; and
Archdale, North Carolina. ✚
Largest residential furniture manufacturers
Residential furniture orders continued to grow, rising 7 percent in December
compared to the year prior, capping off a 12-month streak of year-over-year growth,
according to the latest Furniture Insights survey of residential furniture manufacturers
and distributors from Smith Leonard. Year-end figures for 2018 show a 6 percent
gain in new orders, compared to 4 percent in 2017.
Here are the largest residential furniture manufacturers in the FDMC 300:
1. Ashley Furniture Industries Inc.
2. La-Z-Boy Inc.
3. Dorel Industries, Inc.
4. Hooker Furniture Corp.
5. Flexsteel Industries Inc.
6. Ethan Allen Interiors Inc.
7. Brown Jordan International
8. Klaussner Furniture Industries
9. Bassett Furniture Industries
10. Century Furniture/RHF Investments
For more information on the FDMC 300, see https://www.woodworkingnetwork.
Ashley Furniture Industries was the largest residential furniture manufacturer.