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Leon Capel Jr. nominated the American Furniture Hall of Fame

Troy, NC - Rug industry veteran A. Leon Capel Jr., one of three sons of Capel Inc.'s founder, has been named an industry fellow and nominee for election into the American Furniture Hall of Fame.

Six new Hall of Fame fellows will be honored at the 2013 Induction Banquet being held Oct. 20 at the High Point Market. At the banquet, new members of the Hall of Fame also will be announced and inducted. The Hall of Fame Foundation members vote to determine which fellows will join the Hall of Fame.

An innovator in the rug industry throughout his career, A. Leon Capel Jr. led Capel Inc. from 1954 until his retirement in 2005. Working with his brothers, he led the company through a robust period of growth.

The nomination honors his contributions to Capel Rugs and the rug industry during his 60-year career, the company said.


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