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Lenoir's first furniture factory began in 1889 and was the third in the state. This article traces the development of the industry there.
William E. Stevens, Jr., executive vice-president of Broyhill Industries of Lenoir, one of the world's largest furniture manufacturers, is featured in this month's We The People Magazine's North Carolina Businessman in the News.
James Broyhill started his furniture business in a blacksmith shop in Lenoir in 1926. From there he went on to establish and build a furniture manufacturing industry that now ranks among the world's largest.
High Point company, Heritage Home Group plans to boost image of Thomasville furniture by associating the brand with their more high-end brands, Drexel Heritage and Hendron.