Design Foundry to invest $3.133 million and create 202 jobs

January 7, 2019 Melanie Zimmerman 0

Governor Cooper announced today that Design Foundry LLC plans to manufacture upholstered furniture in partnership with a major furniture and home goods retailer.  The Company plans to invest $3.133 million in building renovations and machinery […]

Demand for Upholsterers Drives CVCC Furniture Academy

August 2, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

North Carolina’s once highly-acclaimed furniture industry is all but dead, if you believe conventional wisdom. That’s understandable. A lot of manufacturing has shut down and moved to China over the last 20 years. But not […]

Unifour Foundation Awards Second Grant to CVCC For Expanision of Catawba Furniture Academy

July 21, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

The Unifour Foundation has awarded Catawba Valley Community College a second grant to support the critically needed expansion of the Catawba Valley Furniture Academy. The Catawba Valley Furniture Academy is an industry-driven training program designed […]

CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy Holds First Class

July 12, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

We welcomed our first CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy class last night on Monday evening, July 11th! Twenty six students are now enrolled in a six month training program that will provide them with the fundamental […]

Manufacturing careers highlighted at event

June 28, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

Catawba Valley Community College recently held its first “Explore Your Future: NC Manufacturing Day” experience to showcase advanced manufacturing careers to local high school students. The day-long event was designed to introduce students to high-tech […]

Catawba Valley Furniture Academy To Expand To Newton

May 31, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

After months of negotiation, Catawba Valley Community College (CVCC) will be expanding their acclaimed Furniture Academy to Newton to property located at 973 Locust Street. The new facility is 38,000 square feet which is over […]

Applications now being accepted for CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy

May 13, 2016 Catawba Careers 0

The CVCC Alexander Furniture Academy is now accepting enrollment applications for 15 Sewing Operators and 15 Upholstery Craftsmen. The first class begins July 11, with classes Monday through Thursday from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Graduation […]

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