Diversified holding company Sport-Haley completes restructure of commercial furniture supplier Chromcraft Revington in Senatobia, Mississippi, divesting Executive Office Concepts segment, reducing headcount and expenses, improving manufacturing management
April 17, 2014
– --Company Focused on Restructuring Chromcraft Operations to Improve Gross Margins, Return Manufacturing Operations to Industry-Leading Levels and Achieve Profitability--
Sport-Haley Holdings, Inc. (Pink Sheets:SPOR) (the "Company" or "SHH"), a diversified holding company, today announced that it has completed consolidation of its Chromcraft Revington ("Chromcraft" or "CRC") operations to Senatobia, Mississippi.
Following the acquisition of Chromcraft in November 2013, the Company consolidated CRC's corporate, warehouse and distribution operations to Senatobia, Mississippi.
The Company has significantly restructured CRC's operations through extensive headcount and expense reductions, improvements in operational efficiency throughout the organization, significantly restructured company leadership, and instituted effective operational and strategic planning processes to more efficiently service CRC's customers, vendors, and partners.
Additional restructuring activities included:
"Over the past six months, we have made tremendous progress toward building a leaner, more focused and effective operating platform at Chromcraft," said Samuel Kidston, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sport-Haley Holdings, Inc. "We believe these actions will position Chromcraft to achieve gross margins in line with industry norms by the end of 2014 and in the longer-term, achieve profitability in fiscal 2015."
In addition, Chromcraft has also retained Ariail Associates, a leading executive search firm that specializes in the furniture industry, in order to identify a seasoned executive to lead Chromcraft. This process will be industry-wide and will include internal candidates.
About Sport-Haley Holdings, Inc.
Organized in 2011, Sport-Haley Holdings, Inc. is a diversified holding company focused on increasing shareholder value by maximizing intrinsic value per share over the medium- and long-term through the effective turnaround and management of its acquired companies.
About Chromcraft Revington
A Sport-Haley Holdings company, Chromcraft Revington® designs, manufactures and imports residential and commercial furniture marketed primarily in the U.S. The Company wholesales its residential furniture products under Chromcraft®, Cochrane®, Peters-Revington®, and CR Kids & Beyond® primary brands. It sells commercial furniture under the Chromcraft® brands. Chromcraft sources furniture from overseas suppliers, with domestic contract specialty facilities, and operates a U.S. manufacturing facility for its commercial furniture and motion based casual dining furniture in Mississippi.
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