Summit to focus on furniture production March 21

A March 21 summit at Mississippi State University will feature the latest news in furniture manufacturing and government regulations.

Speakers at the conference include Jerry Epperson, managing director of Mann, Armistead, and Epperson Ltd.; Bruce Cochrane, owner of Lincolnton Furniture; and Wyatt Bassett, president of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture.

Topics will include recent changes in China and their effect on domestic furniture production, opportunities for a resurgence of manufacturing in America, and regulations impacting furniture production.

Attending Manufacturing the Future: Strategies for Success in Furniture costs $99 for AHFA members and $139 for non-AFHA members. To register for the conference, visit

The summit will be held at the Franklin Furniture Institute at MSU. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The conference will be from 8:50 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The fee includes materials, refreshments and lunch.

For more information on the summit, contact Patricia West at or (336) 884-5000, ext. 1000 or Amy Garrard at or (662) 325-8453.

The event is sponsored by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, MSU's Franklin Furniture Institute and the Mississippi Manufacturers Association.

Karen Brasher

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