Chamber Assists Company With Creating 200 New Jobs The Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that United Furniture Industries N.C., LLC is expanding operations in Forsyth County. The company plans to create 200 new jobs and invest $5.2 million over the next three years in Winston-Salem. United Furniture Industries is based in Mississippi and is a domestic leader in manufacturing of upholstery products. The company holds exclusive licensing agreements as the U.S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery. United Furniture Industries employs 940 people at four North Carolina facilities in Randolph, Davidson and Forsyth counties. As part of the expansion, the company is combining its manufacturing and distribution hub at a new, larger location in Winston-Salem at the renovated historic Weeks plant. “This project proves once again that manufacturing is a viable industry in the Triad and the state. It could not have happened without the financial support of the State of North Carolina, the City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County and without Forsyth Tech’s assistance with training. The incentives provided ensure that more than 200 people now will have full-time employment, and the taxes generated will provide much needed revenue for essential government services. We look forward to continuing to work with United Furniture Industries in the years to come,” says Gayle Anderson, president and CEO of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. The effort was coordinated by the Winston-Salem Chamber’s economic development team and received assistance from the City of Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, the State of North Carolina, the N.C. Department of Commerce, Economic Development Partnership of N.C., N.C. Community Colleges, Forsyth Technical Community College and the Northwest Piedmont Workforce Development Board. For more information on job opportunities with United Furniture Industries, visit www.debbiesstaffing.com.