The History of Henredon Furniture

Three chests started the Henredon furniture line in Morganton, North Carolina in 1945.

Founders

Since then, improved techniques have blossomed Henredon into an industry that provides furniture for every room.

T. Henry Wilson, Ralph Edwards, Donnell VanOppen and Sterling Collet created Henredon. The name Henredon was created from a combination of Henry, Ralph Edwards and Donnell.

Furniture

Henredon manufactures wood furniture and upholstery designs. Since its 1945 start, the company now produces hundreds of different pieces.

Style

Henredon's care for the furniture comes from employee talent. Furniture details are hand-crafted to give it a unique flare.

Industry Practice

Henredon has four factories operating in North Carolina. Two upholstery factories are located in High Point and Mt. Airy and a case goods manufacturing plant is located in Spruce Pine. The original Morganton site is the center of Henredon operations.

Foreign Competition

Henredon is facing competition abroad because of imports. To combat the competition, Henredon is reducing waste and listening to people's ideas to provide quality and customized products for its customers.

About the Author

Jason Vaughan started writing professionally in 2004 when his poem, "Mirror-like Limpid," was published in the literary magazine "Undefined." The same poem took second place in a local library poetry contest in 2005. Vaughan graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Arts in history.