HTGV Stars partner with Vaughn-Bassett to Manufacture American-Made Furniture

Today.com shared a story about the couple that renovates houses in Mississippi.  Their show is a hit and that has transformed into becoming a manufacturer and creating more jobs in America.

“If we are going to be serious about revitalizing small-town America, we have to be serious about making things in America to keep our hometowns and their workforce strong. An American-made furniture manufacturing deal was Ben’s dream, and he wanted to hold out for a company that aligned with our values.”

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Photo by: https://www.instagram.com/lindsaymichellemiller/

Soon after the beginning of this TV adventure, an overseas furniture manufacturer reached out to us about creating a @scotsman.co furniture line. The offer was more money than we ever could have imagined in our lifetime, more than our families could ever imagine. We said “thank you, but no thank you” without hesitation. Because here’s the thing. If we are going to be serious about revitalizing small town America, we have to be serious about making things in America to keep our hometowns and their work force strong. An American-made furniture manufacturing deal was Ben’s dream, and he wanted to hold out for a company that aligned with our values. Today we’re proud to announce our partnership with Vaughan-Bassett. One of America’s last solid wood furniture manufacturers, who have been making millions of affordable heirloom pieces since 1919, keeping their small town, Galax, Virginia, prospering. The Scotsman and @laurelmercantile furniture lines will be antique-inspired, designed by us, and made right here in the U.S. from Virginia hardwoods, and every time a tree is cut to build your beds or tables, another one is planted to replace it. We believe this is the right way to take the next step in our company, and are thrilled to partner with Vaughan-Bassett. You can find our lines in stores across America January 2019. See you at High Point this weekend! 🇺🇸💪🏻 (photo by @lindsaymichellemiller)

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Fran Kinnane - last month

Having been raised in a family who believed that “charity begins at home” and the term “buy American” are related. In order to prosper as a nation we must be able to prosper as individuals. Having spent most of my nearly 70 years shopping for products that are labled, “made in the USA”, I am not about to stop now.
Here in Ohio, we have a large pool of Amish craftsmen who also know how to work with wood and turn our native hardwoods into some fine pieces of heirloom quality furniture. Often made out back in their own shops they have networked together to make the process more efficient and environmentally approved. One might have the large planer and his neighbor might turn the legs or have a carver; often using compressed air provided by a gas or diesel fired compressor system. Some even have put solar and wind technology to work in providing their energy needs. Their work may be sent to a central finishing plant where the assembled articles have their requested uniform final stains and finishes applied in a building that meets and exceeds clean air standards. These completed products are available in not only local retail shops but through online distribution and others who know what the repeated quality of products means. Perhaps Bassett could find it advantageous to talk about some type of partnership with their Buckeye neighbor to the north.

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