Culp move to China slightly delayed by SARS

High Point, NC — Despite the spread of SARS, Culp is not changing the time line of its move into China for manufacturing, finishing, and cut-and-sew operations and distribution of upholstery and decorative fabrics.

But the company has decided "to wait until they get their arms around the problem — a 30- to 45-day delay — before we send people to China," said Ken Ludwig, senior vp, human resources. "We think it is the wise thing to do — not putting people in harm's way."

However, Michael Messer, newly named vp and general manager of the Chinese business, will be going over around the end of May. In addition, equipment for the 65,000-square-foot facility is in the process of shipping. "And we expect that by summer we will be ready as a business license — as we originally intended."

Home & Textiles Today Staff | News & Commentary

 Home Textiles Today is the market-leading brand covering the home and textiles markets, offering a comprehensive package of print and online products. Home & Textiles Today provides industry news, product trends and introductions, exclusive industry research, consumer data, store operations solutions, trade show news and much more.

Featured Video

  • Live From New York: Fashion Comes Across the Pond

    Camera Icon More Videos

Subscribe to
Home & Textiles Today eDaily
Receive the news you need to know about the trends in the industry delivered right to your inbox.

CURRENT ISSUE

HTT Current issue for September 2017

See the September 2017 issue of Home & Textiles Today. In this issue, we look at the Attack of the Killer Third Tier: Monster off-pricers are climbing to the top of the food chain, plus New Products: 40 pages of new products debuting at the New York Home Fashions Market; Home Stores: TJX unveils first U.S. HomeSense store; Clicks to Bricks: Boll & Branch moves from digital to physical retailing; and much more... See details!