Friday June 5 | Furniture WarsJune 2, 2009 at 10:24 am | Posted in Coming Up | 4 Comments
We’ll discuss the history of the American furniture manufacturing industry from an insider’s perspective. Former furniture industry CEO Michael Dugan joins us to talk about the “wars” inside the furniture industry, from the power struggles between “outsiders” and “insiders” of the industry, to the global wars between US furniture producers and the lower-wage Asian producers. We’ll also talk about how the once-thriving North Carolina furniture industry is faring amid these changes and the economic downturn.
Michael Dugan – Author, The Furniture Wars: How America Lost a $50 Billion Industry