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England Furniture Company Factory Tour

When we started this site we weren’t sure how interested people would be to see some of the inner workings of our faculties. Since launch we have received thousands of visits to this site and our other sites that are sharing the England Furniture story.

We are happy to see people visiting the site. Let us know in the comments if you are interested in anything specific to add to the site.

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England Furniture – Born In The USA

Since 1964, England Inc. has been building quality upholstered furniture in the foothills of East Tennessee.  England was co-founded by Charles, Eugene, and Arnold Dwight England whose goal was to provide employment to the people of Appalachia.

From humble beginnings, England has grown to employ over 1,000 people in multiple factories all located in East Tennessee.  Having long been recognized for quality and its rapid delivery system, England attracted the attention of La-Z-Boy Incorporated.  In 1995, England was acquired by La-Z-Boy and integrated into the La-Z-Boy family of companies.

With over 400 fabrics and leathers to choose from, England is known for providing consumers choice without customary wait.  England employs its own fleet of tractor/trailers to deliver upholstered product throughout the United States and Canada.  England’s rapid delivery model allows consumers to choose their own style and fabric and receive product in as few as 21 days*.

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State of the Art Cut and Sew Facility (150,000 Sq. Feet)

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Our production process begins at this state of the art cut and sew facility. England furniture has invested over one million dollars in computer controlled automated cutting equipment. This equipment helps us insure that our patterns are cut with precision and that our stripes and plaids line up better than most higher priced brands in the industry.

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England Furniture cuts all fabrics using highly precise computer driven equipment.  Our high ply cutters are designed to cut 90 layers of fabric.  This type of technology cuts all fabric to exact specifications, with no variation in layers.  Our single ply cutter is designed to cut stripes and plaids to perfection.  This technology allows England Furniture to provide perfectly matched stripes and plaids in each production run.

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Pictured above and below are examples of our computer controlled fabric cutting machines.

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Our sewing machines are high tech. England Furniture uses computer aided sewing machines.  Our standard stitches per inch exceed the industry norm. Seam measuring attachments and faster feed rates give England Furniture the ability to produce a high quality sewn unit quickly and efficiently.

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Frame Processing Facility (175,000 Sq. Feet)

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England furniture uses three quarter and seven eights inch, frame grade plywood in its frame construction, no oriented strand board (OSB). We reinforce all our frames with generous amounts of hardwood lumber. Our frame construction is among the best in the industry. That’s why we offer a lifetime frame warranty on all the units we produce.

England Furniture employs 14 computerized routers to insure that every frame is cut to exact specifications.  Our high quality furniture grade plywood and our frame design, with interlocking construction, ensure maximum strength and durability. We back all our frames with a lifetime warranty.

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England arms are engineered to last.  Note the placement and number of hardwood arm sticks in the England arm assembly shown below (left). England uses 3/4 and 7/8 inch precision cut plywood reinforced with generous quantities of hardwood. Other brands make extensive use of oriented strand board.  Guide notches (A ) insure proper placement of arm sticks.

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The photograph above shows the bottom leg rail and arm assembly of one of our popular styles.

 
England Furniture Company - Frames 04A.  A guide notch on the top of the front rail insures proper placement of the front arm panel.

B. The front rail of the sofa is integrated with the perpendicular brace.

C. The bottom leg rail is recessed into the front rail creating additional support and insuring proper placement by our frame assembly team.

England furniture uses hardwood lumber to connect sinuous wire springs in our frames.  Spring clips are applied by computer controlled clipping machines that ensure our spring spacing is constant.  We double spring the ends of each sofa and loveseat to prevent fall off at the arm of the unit. We use heavy gauge wire springs. With over 40 pounds of torque per spring, our frames are extremely well built. Note (in the pictures below) how spring rails are recessed into perpendicular joints. These construction techniques allow us to offer a lifetime frame warranty on all England product!
 

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Main Assembly Plant

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Over 400,000 Square Feet of Dedicated Manufacturing Space.

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England furniture operates 23 assembly lines, allowing each line to perfect a small number of styles.  Repetition, combined with state of the art equipment, helps us build a high quality product right here in the United States. Most of our competitors have outsourced part, if not all, of their production to low cost countries (like China).

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We turn our finished goods inventory over 50 times a year. Once your custom ordered sofa is completed, inspected and bagged, it is loaded onto one of our trucks within 24 hours. We run our own trucking company. That way we know that your furniture is handled by professional delivery personnel!

We operate over 150 tractors and approximately 300 trailers from our logistics facilities. Each time our vehicles return from a delivery they are washed in our automated truck wash. In addition, the vehicle is inspected, cleaned and refueled by our own maintenance team. Our bulk fuel storage facility houses over 30,000 gallons of diesel fuel.

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We pride ourselves on being on time, every time. In our fiscal year (ended April 2010), we delivered 98.5% of our orders on time. We did this during one of the worst winters in recent history.

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England furniture manufactures over 350,000 units each year. If you purchase our product and experience a problem, we have live customer service reps to help service your needs.  We work with our dealers to resolve problems as quickly as possible. Towards this end, we ship stock service parts within 24 hours of a reported problem. Manufactured parts are shipped within 48 hours.

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We stand behind our product and will go to great lengths to make our customers happy. If you don’t receive satisfaction from your local dealer, our customer service department is here to help.

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The 2014 England Furniture Sales Awards

The England Furniture Representative Sales Meeting occurred at the recent October International Furniture Market in High Point. Several England Furniture representatives were recognized for their performance in the 2014 fiscal year. Some factors contributing to receiving the awards include measurable criteria such as sales volume, change from the previous reporting period and territory GP. Somewhat influential are things like positive work ethic, ability to resolve dealer issues, and other less-definable gauges. England Furniture is fortunate to have an outstanding group of men and women dedicated to being the professional connection between the England Furniture factory and the retail outlet.

In addition to the sales awards, England Furniture annually identifies the person in their sales force who most exemplifies the values held by its founder, Arnold Dwight England. Called the “Mr. D Award,” award this prize is arguably the most coveted of the plaques presented each October.

Periodically, a Trailblazer Award is also given to acknowledge efforts by a sales representative to grow a territory in spite of challenging conditions. This year, our Northern California representative was singled out for her determination in increasing the California market.

“All our reps deserve some level of recognition,” said Otis Sawyer, President of England, “but, when benchmarks are applied, understandably, the ones with the most impressive stats gravitate to the top.”

In 2014 England Furniture Sales Awards were awarded to the following:
Large Territory – Jim Emerson, ND, SD, MN and No. Iowa
Medium Territory – Josh Weeks, Colorado and parts of NE and WY
Small Territory – Cam Morgan, North Carolina
“Mr. D” Award – Phil Johnson, Kansas and Missouri and parts of Iowa and NE
Trailblazer Award – Dolly Ponta, No. California

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(From left to right): Jim Emerson, Josh Weeks, Cam Morgan, Phil Johnson, and Dolly Ponta. All winners shown with England Furniture President, Otis S. Sawyer

England Furniture Showcases New Introductions at 2014 High Point Market

england-furniture-2014-market-preview-holt-collection-02High Point Market is the” world’s home for home furnishings!” It occurs twice a year and represents the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world. The 2014 Fall Market begins October 18th and runs to October 23rd.

Market brings more than 75,000 people to High Point, it will be held 180 buildings, it involves 11.5 million square feet of showspace, and highlights tens of thousands of new product introductions. England Furniture will be showcasing a number of exciting new introductions including pieces from the Blair Collection, the Holt Collection and the Estep Series.

Be sure to stop by and visit with us at our England Furniture exhibition. We will be located at Plaza Suites 100. Exit at bustop #3 off the Green line if travelling by bus.

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England Furniture Prepares for the 25th Annual ADE Golf Scramble

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The England Furniture 24th Annual ADE Golf Scramble: (from left to right)Larry Moores, Jon Stacy, Chip Keaton, Brian Carter

On September 18, 2014, England Furniture vendors, suppliers, employees, and sales reps will join with those who generally love golf and will gather at the Woodlake Golf Resort in Tazewell, TN, to take part in the England Furniture 25th Annual ADE Golf Scramble.

The monies generated by the golfing event will be placed in the ADE Foundation, an entity created to disperse funds to charities that seek the good of the local community. Previous recipients have included the American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Walter State Community College scholarships, and The Alpha School. Funds from the England Furniture Annual ADE Golf Scrambles have helped those affected by weather related catastrophes, they assisted in buying school supplies for elementary school students, and the funds generated have helped with the distribution of Christmas baskets to local under-privileged persons. Funds are used to aid the local community and whether they are given to employees or non-employees.

On Thursday, September 18, teams will gather at the Woodlake for two rounds of golf. Lunch will be provided and prizes will be awarded at the end of round two. For half of England Furniture’s existence, this event has been held in late summer to provide a day of friendly competition with industry friends, while, at the same time, assuring that funds will be available to help individuals in our community.

Many thanks to the loyal patrons who supported the Arnold Dwight England Golf Scramble year after year! Fore!

England Furniture Introduces Coil Core

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The seating surface of a sofa always receives the most wear and the seating area is composed of two components: the spring system and the seat cushion. The spring system is usually constructed from a series of interconnected springs designed to support the seat cushions. Some furniture manufacturers cut corners by using wide loop springs.

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England Furniture offers our customers “Coil Core.” Coil Core is made up of heavy gauge tornado coils which create a resilient spring foundation. Coil Core provides an extra level of support, it allows for years of use and it can only be found in offerings from England Furniture. Coil Core is perfect for those consumers who desire an extra level of support and for older individuals who have difficulties getting up from a seating position.

Learn more about England Furniture’s Coil Core by watching the video below:

The Mission of England Furniture (VIDEO)

We invite to explore our England Furniture video about the mission of England Furniture. The video is a journey into the creation of our England Furniture products and our motivations behind our mission to build quality furniture that is affordable.

View inside our factories, see some of our England Furniture employees, and discover why we believe making England Furniture is important.

There are reasons why we work everyday.
For our future…
For our family…
To build a home.

At England Furniture we believe making furniture is important.
Our mission is simple….
Build quality furniture that is affordable.
And because it’s made in the USA….
We can give you lots of choices…
And we can deliver in few as 21 days.

At England Furniture we believe that making furniture is important because…
At the end of the day…
This is what really matters.

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The England Furniture Spring 2014 Sweepstakes is on!

Our Spring Sweepstakes is now over. Thanks to everyone who participated, and be sure to keep an eye out for the winner announcement and next sweepstakes!

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Enter for your chance to win a $500 Gift Certificate from England Furniture.

You can enter once per person, per day at EACH of these England Furniture verified sites:

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Sleeper Sofas and Multipurpose Rooms

Many renters and homeowners have that one room that serves multiple purposes and, when guests stay overnight, it often becomes the guest bedroom.  Many forward-thinking people purchase a sleeper for their multipurpose room and we have a great selections of England Furniture sleepers.  Here are some suggestions that you can use to choose the right sleeper that creates a comfortable sleeping space and still be an important part of your multi-functional room.

First, choose a monochromatic colored sleeper and overall theme.  These colors are soothing for both work and play.  Try to stay with solid, tone-on-tone, small scale patterns.   Large tossed floral patterns look great in the bedroom but they aren’t always conducive to a multipurpose room.  Select a sleeper sofa you believe will work equally well in both contexts, work and sleep.

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Add the right chair in your room.  Most guests don’t immediately fall asleep and they will appreciate a comfy chair to sit on.  Choose something that could act as a comfortable place to rest, read or watch TV.  Check out the expansive catalog of England Furniture chairs that could work great in a multipurpose room.

Finally, those little things can make a big difference.   Bedding, for example, is something that makes a sleeper sofa look fit for a king or queen.  Place sheets and blankets on top to create a lush, inviting, comfortable bed.  If the weather is on the colder side add a nice comforter and extra blanket.  Then place several pillows and throw pillows on top of you’ve created a luxurious sleeping environment that all of your guests will love.

 

England Furniture Fabrics – Precious Lotus

 

Disclaimer

This fabric is available on pillows & chairs ONLY. Due to characteristics of this fabric, natural variations including shading may occur. These variations should not be considered flaws.

Fiber Content: 57% Cotton, 43% Polyester
Details
  • SKU: PRECIOUS LOTUS
  • Cover Type: Botanical
  • Grade: G
  • Wearability: M/H
  • Cleaning Code: W
  • Repeat Height: 14″
  • Repeat Width: 15.25″
  • Direction: Non-Railroad
  • Fabric Cutting Code: 22
  • Brand: England Furniture
England Furniture's Christopher Ottoman in Precious Lotus Fabric

England Furniture’s Christopher Ottoman in Precious Lotus Fabric

Create Some Holiday Cheer with England Furniture

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The holidays are upon us and you may already be asking yourself how you can create rooms to reflect these special occasions.  Here are some tips from England Furniture to help you get started.

 

  • Use a Consistent Color Scheme – First consider all the holiday elements in a given room.  If, for example, you have a room with a Christmas tree consider the color scheme on the tree and how other elements in the room can complement those colors.
  • Consider the Room’s Natural Décor – Also consider how the room’s natural décor and color scheme works with your chosen color palette.  If you’re using a lot of blue on a holiday item, and your sofa is a green, consider items that can match well with those two colors.
  • Use Pretty Pillows and Rugs – Pillows and rugs are a quick, easy and creative ways to add some holiday cheer in almost every room.  Consider the wide selection of England Furniture rugs available to you as you add those holiday touches.
  • Encourage Conversations - The holidays are often a time for visiting with friends, family and loved ones.  You can, for example, place a round table in any square-shaped room for easier holiday entertaining. This circular shape encourages conversation flow between all guests and doesn’t restrict you in only talking to the people on either side of you.
  • Create Holiday Focal Points – The holidays are a great time to create new, festive focal points in many of your rooms.  Place a holiday themed item in the center of your dining room table and on your living room coffee table.