In Brief

December 2004
Cabinet Maker;12/17/2004, Issue 5419, p5
Trade Publication
The article presents information on several developments related to home furnishing industry and trade. Silentnight Group is understood to have reduced its shortlist of bidders for Parker Knoll to a final four. Hilden Manufacturing is to transfer the bulk of its textile production to Egypt, making 125 people in the UK redundant. Its Britannia Mill in Blackburn will close in December 2005 while a mill in Accrington will partially close by April 2005. The cost of employing one person in Great Britain is equal to 20 in Egypt where they have minimal energy and environmental costs.


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