North Carolina-based casual dining furniture manufacturer Whitewood acquires Sedgewick, a manufacturer of mid-to high-end upholstery for the office and hospitality sectors, giving Whitewood an entry into contract furniture sector
February 27, 2014
(Industry Intelligence Inc.)
– North Carolina-based casual dining furniture manufacturer and supplier Whitewood Industries Inc. has acquired upholstery manufacturer Sedgewick Industries, Furniture Today reported on Feb. 25.
Sedgewick, sold under the name Custom Contract Furnishings, produces mid- to high-end upholstery for office and hospitality furniture.
The company employs 42 workers at its 80,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in High Point, North Carolina, where it is headquartered. Founded in 1990, Sedgewick will continue to be run by husband and wife team Kim and Leslie Crossman.
The purchase is the fourth addition to Whitewood’s divisions, which also include Whitewood Ready-To-Finish; casual dining resource John Thomas; and International Concepts, a supplier of dining furniture for specialty retailers.
Not counting Sedgewick, Whitewood has a workforce of 150.
The acquisition is a realization of the company’s more than 30-year-old goals to gain a presence in the contract furniture industry.
The primary source of this article is Furniture Today, Greensboro, North Carolina, Feb. 25, 2014.