Brookline Furniture relocating HQ, plant from High Point to Archdale

April 23, 2014

To accommodate growth, Brookline Furniture is in the process of moving its manufacturing operations, corporate headquarters and 75-person work force from High Point to a 100,000-square-foot facility in Archdale that will double its size.

David Sowinski, Brookline’s president and CEO, said his company transitioned office operations from its 50,000-square foot High Point location at 1941 Baker Road last week to 4015 Cheyenne Drive in Archdale. The company will move manufacturing operations to the Archdale location by the end of next month. Brookline manufactures a wide range of products including sleeper sofas, lounge chairs, occasional, dining and activity chairs, and ottomans and benches.

Sowinski said the company had outgrown its High Point location and spent a year searching for other buildings including in High Point.

"Over the last several years we have increased our work force by almost 50 percent, but we have gotten to the point where space constraints limit our ability to hire additional workers and force us to work significant amounts of overtime," he said.

Sowinski cautioned that while the company is technically moving to a different city, the location in Archdale is about five miles from the former headquarters in High Point. The company didn't want to have to disrupt the travel patterns of its work force, he said.

Brookline was awarded a $110,000 building reuse grant from the state last month to support the expansion, said Bonnie Renfro, executive director of the Randolph County Economic Development Corp. She said the city of Archdale and the county together are providing a 5 percent local match.

Sowinksi said his company has already spent more than $200,000 in upfits at the Archdale location and plans to add between 10 to 15 employees.

Source: Triad Business Journal