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IHFC Names New President and CEO

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The Board of Directors of the International Home Furnishings Center is announced that Tom Mitchell has been named President and CEO of the IHFC, effective July 14, 2008. Tom Mitchell is a seasoned professional in the home furnishings showroom business. In addition, Mitchell has a wealth of knowledge concerning the International Market in High Point, the exhibitor base and the function of the bi-annual event. Mitchell has been well known to several members of the IHFC Board for many years. "It is with great pleasure that IHFC welcomes an individual of such great character and integrity into our Company," the Board stated. Opening in 1921, IHFC was the original showroom building in High Point and after 85 years of expansion remains the centerpiece of the world’s largest home-furnishings trade show that attracts more than 90,000 participants twice a year to 2,600 showrooms covering 11.5 million square feet. IHFC alone is home to 650 of the leading home-furnishings manufacturers, including 13 of the top 20 companies, and covers 3.5 million square feet.

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