The End Of an Era: Furniture manufacturing in the Triad

Boyd Trivette wistfully recalls the good old days of furniture manufacturing in the Triad. A time when the Lexington Home Brands plant in Mocksville ran 10-12 hours a day, six days a week, and still couldn’t keep up with consumer demand for furniture.

A time when having a production job meant you were an ample provider for your family, and jobs were available to the next generation.

Good old days as recent as January 2000.

“Three generations of my family have worked in the furniture industry,” Trivette said. “My dad (Luther) was there when Heritage Henredon made the first table in that plant in 1947.”Trivette’s home was furnished in large part with furniture he bought on employee discount. Read the story here.