Smith Bros, bucks trends

Evans, Gary
December 2007
Furniture/Today;12/24/2007, Vol. 32 Issue 16, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on the business growth of upholstery maker Smith Bros. of Berne Inc. in Indiana. The company had requested its 240 employees to give up their traditional Fourth of July vacation week to keep up with orders. This 80-year-old manufacturer is experiencing a strong flow of orders, except for 2001 when terrorists attacked New York. Smith said that its sales increased 17% in 2007. Moreover, the corporate growth's key ingredient is the leather sofa line, including Paris-arm.


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