Northridge Home to warehouse goods in Calif.

CERRITOS, Calif. – Case goods, occasional and leather upholstery resource Northridge Home will open a warehouse operation here.

Northridge, which produces goods in Vietnam, will stock vanities, bedroom and dining room furniture, upholstered headboards and occasional furniture to support its growing e-commerce business.

Shipments should begin in June from Cerritos, where Northridge Home will start with more than 50,000 square feet of a 170,000-square-foot facility that includes a Fairmont Designs manufacturing operation. Fairmont Designs Chairman George Tsai also is a partner in Northridge Home with Northridge CEO Frank Norton.

Northridge Home will utilize space at an existing Fairmont Designs facility.

Northridge Home will utilize space at an existing Fairmont Designs facility.

Since announcing the acquisition of its own Vietnam upholstery factory last year, Northridge Home has steadily increased production capacity to support growing customer demands. The factory is expected to surpass 400 containers this month in upholstered products.

Norton has been strengthening his numerous Vietnam factory relationships in all furniture categories with production commitments in order to capture more internet-related sales with his major national retailer connections.

I’m Powell Slaughter, senior editor at Furniture/Today. I returned to the publication in January 2015 after nine years of writing about furniture retail strategies and best practices at a monthly magazine focusing on home furnishings retail operations. Prior to that, I spent 10 years with F/T covering wood furniture, the last five of those as case goods editor. Upon my return to F/T, I developed coverage of the logistical and service aspects of the furniture industry as well as following the occasional, home office and home entertainment categories. In April 2018 I took over the upholstery category, with responsibility for coverage of the fabric and leather stationary and motion upholstery, recliners and massage chair categories.

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