Published on : Monday, August 19, 2019
HSM recently announced a new dedicated website that traces the company’s journey from a small producer of coiled springs and wire for mattresses and furniture to its status today as a global supplier of components for multiple industries. The Hickory, N.C.-headquartered privately-owned company has served the home furnishings industry since 1944. The new website chronicles its rich history – and provides a glimpse of its impact on the home furnishings business.
The new website also illustrates how the home furnishings industry has evolved to respond to shifts in consumer preference and emerging global competition over time.
The official website features photos from the company’s archives, a visual timeline of historic milestones, and several key issues of its employee newsletter, Hi-Co News, which have never been publicly released. The four newsletters feature articles published in celebration of the company’s 30th, 50th and 60th anniversaries in 1973, 1994 and 2004. A special edition from 1981 will also be released, in memory of Parks C. Underdown, founder of Hickory Springs.
Some of HSM’s growth can be attributed to the many acquisitions the Company has made since the 1980s, including Spiller Spring Co., Holland Wire, Highland Fabricators, Triad-Fabco, and its most recent purchase, the 2016 acquisition of Atlanta Attachment Company.
Source: furniture world