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50 years ago, U.S. furniture companies were thriving. There were thousands of small independent furniture manufacturers and retailers.
Beginning in the 1980s, an exodus of furniture manufacturers began, relocating production to factories in China. At one point over 80% of all wood furniture sold in the U.S. was imported from overseas sources.
At first, Asia’s primary advantage was cheap labor. Currently, the primary advantage is superior technology and automation.
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- Is American Made furniture better quality?
- When did USA manufacturers begin moving to China?
- Is most furniture now made in Asia?
- How can I tell if my furniture is Made in America?
- Where can I find small, top quality furniture makers?
- Who are the best American reclining sofa manufacturers?
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