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Vaughan-Bassett Furniture will be featured in a four-minute segment this week on ABC “World News” with Diane Sawyer.
In the segment, ABC is providing a Dallas, Texas, family with an American-made bedroom and living room sets and kitchen appliances.
“We are extremely proud that Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Co. has been chosen to provide the American-made bedroom set for the home,” said John Bassett, chairman of the company. “ABC News has informed us that they are creating a series of at least five stories this week that feature products made in America by American craftsmen.”
Because Vaughan-Bassett is the largest American manufacturer of wooden bedroom furniture, Bassett said the company is a natural fit for the series.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture produces more than 99 percent of its products in its U.S. plant in Galax and Elkin, N.C. The company employs more than 650 workers in its facilities.
A producer from New York and a film crew from Charlotte, N.C., spent seven hours filming at the Galax factory on Feb. 21.
The ABC crew interviewed Chris Dalton and Shirley Johnson of the cabinet room; Steve Wilmouth of the samples department; Onelar Cubgas of the drawer line; Ronnie McGrady, senior vice president of manufacturing; and Doug Bassett, executive vice president and COO.
The crew also shot extensive footage of the furniture manufacturing process, following the dried lumber from the dry kilns through the rough end and machine room. The crew then filmed the furniture being assembled in the cabinet room and the company's 14-step finishing process in its finishing room.
ABC News has told Vaughan-Bassett representatives that the segment is likely to appear on the evening news either Wednesday or Thursday. The bedroom suit chosen by the Dallas family as their new bedroom collection is the BB4 Hamilton Group, which features a poster bed in a merlot finish.
Promotional ads featuring Vaughan-Bassett employees are already running on ABC programs.
• ABC News has created a website featuring the American-made products that will be showing during its week-long series, at abcnews.go.com/wn/madeinamerica.