In the early 1980’s the steel and manufacturing industries collapsed in Huntington, WV, causing massive layoffs and closures of mills and plants. The economic downfall caused a recession for the town. In 1987, a business incubator, United Huntington Industries, was created to foster small business in Huntington. One of the first was National Wood Products, a cabinet company, from Michigan.
United Huntington Industries brought in Gary Adams, a corporate attorney turned businessman, to run the cabinet door company. Adams eventually purchased the business, but shortly after his best customer began making their own
product, and sales declined, Adams kept the company afloat through 2001 when he met up with a Virginia furniture
maker who saw an opportunity to use machinery owned by National Wood Product to make high-end unique furniture.
Adams worked with the furniture maker on samples and saw great success during their first trip to Highpoint, North Carolina.... Read More