Welcome to the North Carolina Furniture Institute

The North Carolina Furniture Institute is an association of North Carolina furniture manufacturers, suppliers, designers and retailers whose mission is to sustain and grow furniture production in North Carolina. We fulfill our mission by meeting, sharing knowledge, discussing ideas and implementing strategies.

If you would like to be a part of this important group, please email me at dave@isculptorworld.com with your contact information..



• ABOUT •

Purpose – Why do this?

To form a “consortium”: a group, association, or an open environment that North Carolina furniture manufacturers, suppliers, businesses, and educators can congregate to share knowledge, discuss ideas to sustain, but more importantly grow their businesses, and keep the North Carolina furniture industry competitive.

Who can join or be involved?

  • Legitimate businesses and institutions of any size, as well as individuals associated with the furniture industry in High Point, local surrounding areas, and North Carolina.
  • Manufacturers, suppliers, educators, consultants, design firms, universities, photographers, sales and marketing firms, local businesses that support the furniture industry.
  • Supporters of the arts in North Carolina or High Point Furniture Market.
  • Any group or individual who is interested in supporting and growing the North Carolina furniture industry through donations, volunteering, or sharing ideas and experiences.

• CALENDAR OF EVENTS •

• OUR LEADERSHIP •

GREGG ARRINGTON

With over 30 years of furniture manufacturing background, Gregg has led operation teams from all segments to his current role as VP of Operations with Boss Design, an international market leader and manufacturer for the contract furniture industry located in High Point, NC.

His Lean Manufacturing certification steered his focus in keeping the local cottage industry of suppliers in the High Point, NC region working. Gregg’s passion for the creation of the NCFI and growing the local furniture industry was sparked by seeing the continuous closings of local factories. Gregg worked early on by his grandfather at his woodworking shop in Rocky Mount, Virginia. It was there that he also witnessed the closing of Lane Furniture, the first of many to come to Virginia and North Carolina.

In this High Point region, we’ve got too much capacity and too many wonderful craftsmen in this town to just allow it to dissolve. If we all network together, we can leave this industry better than we found it. That is the NCFI’s goal.

Gregg is the VP of Operations at Boss Design - North America and can be be contacted via email, via phone at (336) 870-8402, or standard mail at 2014 Chestnut Street, High Point, North Carolina 27262 OFFICE 336-889-9400 or 1-800-890-9177 FAX336-884-2278

DAVE SPRINGETT

After thirty years as an innovative entrepreneur and business builder, profitable business growth is Dave’s passion. He has served in major profit & loss roles for multiple strategic planning and operational organizations. Dave has the experience needed to create value built on a foundation of strategic executive leadership; the ability to develop and motivate high-performance teams; provide leadership overseeing the development of innovative products, processes, and business models; and hands-on experience in all aspects of business, from design, sales & marketing, product & brand development, and procurement strategies.

His newest venture is iSculptorNew World CGI. A creative company which offers 3D virtual product development, imagery & animations as a service to the Home Furnishings industry.

His passion for NCFI was bringing good people together to help each other’s business & the community that we live in!

DAVE SPRINGETT is the President /Founder at iSculptor New World CGI and can be contacted via email, via phone at (336) 442.2321, or 1200-101 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC 27265

• CONTACT •

MEMBERSHIP DUES

We need your support to meet our ambitious goals for 2017 events & projects, we have decided to simplify the membership dues structure starting in 2017 to be annual dues running from February through December to be due each year on Feb 1.
Membership rates for 2017 are below:

  • Less - than 5 Employees = $125
  • Greater - than 5 Employees = $250
  • Sponsorships = $350 (contact us for details)
  • Non-Member Attendance Fee = $20 after 1st Visit
  • Potential new members will be allowed to attend 1 meeting for FREE
  • Members can bring guests for FREE but the guest attendance will count toward that's guest 1 time visit for free.
  • Members fees will be pro-rated from time of membership admission.

For more information on Membership or Sponsorships, please mail me at dave@isculptorworld.com

Please mail or bring your checks to the Next meeting made out to:

NCFI
2505 Burch Point,
High Point, NC 27265

Let's make 2017 GREAT together! Join the FUN!


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