Furniture goes greenOr until they close their doors forever. Whichever comes first.
A furniture manufacturer in Galax is setting a good example for its peers in the industry by renewing the resources it uses.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture has gotten a lot of attention recently for its effort to replace every tree it uses in manufacturing — about 150,000 trees a year.
The company bought that same number of seedlings and donated them to the Virginia Department of Forestry to plant. Vaughan-Bassett’s goal is to replenish the apple, ash, maple, oak, pine and poplar trees that are harvested for the lumber used in its products.
Vaughan-Bassett plans to make a similar contribution every year. (link)
By anyone's standard of measurement, Southwest Virginia's furniture manufacturing sector has been decimated by Chinese competition, resulting in layoffs for thousands of area workers. American of Martinsville, Virginia House Furniture, Rowe Furniture, Webb Furniture, Hooker Furniture, Stanley Furniture, Thomasville Furniture, Pulaski Furniture, and yes, Vaughan-Bassett Furniture have been slammed by competitive pressures that continue to plague the industry.
While it reads well and affords a pleasant moment to see the company planting trees in order to