California Furniture Manufacturing Association Honors Furniture of America at Annual Awards Ceremony
The California Furniture Manufacturers Association (CFMA) held its fourth annual Furniture Industry Social and Awards Ceremony here recently. This year’s event was especially well attended as industry leaders came to show their admiration and support for Furniture of America, which was honored by the CMFA as 2019 Manufacturer of the Year.The CFMA presented their prestigious award to Furniture of America in recognition for the company’s dedication of time, talent and support of CFMA as well as for its best practices and corporate excellence within the furniture industry.Furniture of America (FOA) started as a handful of people with a small warehouse and a commitment to delivering happiness. The company’s mission to do that was by providing customers with an unbeatable combination of offering the best products at the best prices with the best service.
With that goal the company has grown from having one small warehouse to five massive distribution centers. That handful of passionate workers is now hundreds of brothers and sisters. They now service customers around the globe and are major players in the nation’s largest furniture trade shows.
FOA is a premier source for American made upholstery, allowing the company to maintain a competitive edge while supporting the country’s job market. FOA holds a portfolio of U.S. design and utility patents, with several pending. Each patent underscores the company’s desire to uphold the commitment to innovation, value, and most importantly, safety.
Furniture of America also produces private label products under contract and/or partnerships from approximately 15 California furniture manufacturers, and about 25 American manufacturers total nationwide.
As an employee-owned operation, FOA is one big family. Every morning they shake hands, and at the end of the day everyone says goodbye. The company cares for its family members by providing breakfast and lunch every day, as well as a wealth of other benefits. They extend this familial embrace to their dealers, vendors, and the furniture community.
Furniture of America has been a long-time member of CFMA who supports the organization and the industry. They are instrumental in moving CFMA forward by supporting legislation and regulations that are friendly to California manufacturers, attending and sponsoring many CFMA events, actively participating on the board of directors, and coordinating with other national industry associations to help California manufacturers stay connected to other nationwide issues.
About the CFMA: The California Furniture Manufacturers Association was established in 1911 to promote, educate, and protect the interests of California’s furniture industry.
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