Hickory furniture executive and CVFA Visionary headed for hall of fame

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John Bray of Hickory-based Vanguard Furniture is one of five industry leaders who will be inducted into the American Home Furnishings Hall of Fame on Oct. 23 during the High Point Market.

Joining the current 103 Hall of Fame members are Bray, chairman and CEO of Vanguard Furniture; Robert B. Currey, founder of Storehouse Inc. and Curry & Company; Art DeFehr, chairman of Palliser Furniture Holdings Ltd.; Richard Frinier, award-winning designer and principal and creative director of the Richard Frinier Design Studio; and Robert Ching Wo, chairman of C.S. Wo & Sons.