Mirror-making is a fairly crowded business, but Carolina Mirror stands out from the rest. Ed F. Garner founded the company in North Wilkesboro in 1936. Recently edged out of the number one position in the world by a German manufacturer, Carolina Mirror is now the world's second largest mirror-maker and largest in this country. In the beginning the company sold mirrors to furniture makers, but has expanded to retail mirrors and distributor mirrors. Carolina Mirror posted sales of almost $50 million in 1984.