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Hagan Tours NC Furniture Line at High Point Market
Friday, October 12, 2012
Greensboro, NC - U.S. Senator Kay Hagan today visited the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, where she toured the showroom of North Carolina-based Younger Furniture, a family-owned upholstery company in Thomasville.
"My favorite phrase is ‘Made in North Carolina,'" said Hagan. "Younger Furniture is a perfect example of the beautifully crafted, high-quality furniture our state is known for. The furniture industry and the High Point Market continue to be important economic drivers in North Carolina, and I am proud to advocate on their behalf in Washington."
The High Point Market has an annual economic impact of over $1 billion and supports more than 13,000 North Carolina jobs every year. The Market brings 170,000 people from 106 countries to High Point annually, all of whom contribute to the local economy.
As a state senator, Hagan fought to keep the Furniture Market in High Point, and she continues working in the Senate to ensure that High Point and North Carolina remain global leaders in the furniture and textile industries.
This summer, Hagan fought to pass legislation that closed an outdated loophole in the Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) that severely hurt a number of North Carolina textile manufacturers. The correction cost no money and supported approximately 1,800 textile jobs in North Carolina.
On today's tour, Senator Hagan was joined by Mike Younger, Younger Furniture Founder and CEO; Meredith Younger Spell, Younger Furniture President; Heinz Kattenfeld of 200 Elm; Tom Conley, president and CEO of the High Point Market Authority; and Tammy Nagem, COO of the High Point Market Authority.