Nearly $75,000 in grants will train furniture manufacturers, designers

By Robert Dalheim,

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The Furniture Foundation, a research and education fund administered by the American Home Furnishings Alliance, announced it has awarded grants totaling nearly $75,000 to educational programs targeting rising furniture designers, factory workers and front-line manufacturing management personnel.

The 2017 grants included $9,000 to Appalachian State University furniture design program; two grants totaling $20,500 to the Catawba Valley Community College campus in Taylorsville, N.C., and $44,900 to Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute.

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