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John Thomas Furniture Takes Showroom Space In Tupelo

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Bryan Sprinkles

John Thomas Furniture, a division of Whitewood Industries, a leading Casual Dining source announced that it will add an additional showroom venue, the Tupelo Furniture Market, to its exhibition schedule.

According to Bryan Sprinkles, Sales and Marketing Manager John Thomas Furniture, the company recently completed their fiscal year and have been evaluating the value of regional markets for some time. With their 2009/2010 fiscal year being their best in three, the time is right.

“Both our customers and sales representatives, have encouraged our exhibiting beyond High Point,” says Sprinkles. “Though the High Point Furniture Market is still absolutely the premier Market, there are those customers who still by either necessity, or choice, shop regionally. Tupelo is the Southeast’s home furnishings show and our business is growing… it’s time we position ourselves there strongly.”

According to Sprinkles, the company’s exhibit will focus on one of its core competencies--- value. 

“It’s no secret that Tupelo is recognized as being a great bargain, best value show. But value’s not just about lowest price, rather what dining options give shoppers the most options, functionality, finishes, etcetera, for the money,” says Sprinkles. “That’s what dealers attending the show and discovering us for the first time will recognize, an overall understanding of what value is, beyond just a dollar sign.”

According to the company, they are considering Midwest venues as well, but have not yet decided when those might be added. Their 3,500 sq – ft exhibition space is located in Building One, Booths 1119-1319.

Today, Whitewood Industries Inc.’s divisions include, Whitewood Ready-To-Finish (unfinished furniture), John Thomas Furniture (casual dining and custom finish programs), and International Concepts (supplier to specialty retailers). Whitewood Industries’ employs 120 Thomasville, NC residents with manufacturing, warehousing, corporate offices, and showroom facilities, incorporated, reaching 350,000 square feet.

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