Culp closing two plants

Andrews, Susan M.
December 2006
Furniture/Today;12/18/2006, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p4
Trade Publication
The article reports on the plan of fabric supplier Culp Inc. (CI) to close two of its three domestic upholstery fabric plants. CI will terminate its Graham, North Carolina weave plant and will shift production to its plants in Anderson, South Carolina and Shanghai, China. In addition, the yarn plant at Lincolnton, North Carolina will be shuttered and yarns will be outsourced. These changes are aimed at reducing operating costs and improving the domestic capacity utilization.


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