HIGH POINT – Upholstered furniture manufacturer Albany Inds. is returning to the Center Point complex with a new showroom location in The Centers of High Point’s Hamilton building.
Located in Center Point on Hamilton, space 201, the 14,000-square-foot showroom overlooks the corner of Hamilton and Russell, providing Albany with high ceilings and oversized windows and allowing the company once again to display furniture under natural light.
Albany had been showing in a 13,000-square-foot space in the International Home Furnishings Center.
“We are excited to be back at Center Point, and the new opportunities our showroom will bring to our retail partners during these changing times,” said Bentley Jones, chief revenue officer for Albany Inds. “Located at the front of the building, it allows for easy access to shop safely and comfortably at their convenience.”
The company will be set up and be ready to go in the new space for the upcoming High Point Premarket and will show 40 new stationary introductions, available to view by appointment. To provide its customers with maximum scheduling flexibility, Albany will have the showroom open for appointments from Sept. 10 through Sept. 18, extending the Premarket shopping window.
Centers of High Point Director of Leasing Elaine Crowell said Albany’s return “is like family coming home.”
“They are a great addition to the complex, and we look forward to working with them in their continued success,” she added.
Founded in 1995 in New Albany, Miss., Albany Inds. produces value-price stationary. The company has a manufacturing presence in Mississippi, Virginia, Vietnam and Mexico, with some 750 employees. That includes more than 1 million square feet of domestic plants at two Mississippi factories and one Virginia facility. The company is vertically integrated, with its own cut-and-sew operation.
I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.