Have you ever stopped to think about the choices you make every
day? What those choices say about you as a person, a store or a
So many choices you make impact more than just you or your
family, but your community and even your country. Do you buy the
toothbrush made in China or the one made in the United States? Does
it really matter?
Yes. It does matter.
As the American economy crashed, people began questioning why it
took so long to recover. Questions such as "Where are the jobs?"
and "Why is everything being made overseas?"
Since 2001, the United States has lost over 42,000 factories. An
additional 90,000 factories are at risk of going out of business
and the furniture industry alone has lost over 60 percent of its
production capacity in the United States.
Since its peak in 2000, employment by American furniture
manufacturers has dropped almost in half, but the damage doesn't
It's called the domino effect. When a factory closes, the
dominos start falling. Every manufacturing job creates 15 jobs
outside the factory. So when one job is lost at a factory, 15 jobs
in the community are at risk. This impacts everyone.
This has fueled a growing spirit in our country to buy American.
Through all of the bad, Southern Motion has held on. While others
in the furniture industry saw China as a panacea, Southern Motion
saw American jobs slipping away.
This year, Southern Motion is celebrating 20 years of
American-made furniture. 20 years of American made success.
Southern Motion kept America working. Instead of laying off
employees during the recession, they built another new factory and
nearly doubled their workforce.
Twenty years of American made growth. In 20 years, Southern
Motion growth charts have never taken a down-turn.
This is accomplished in many ways.
1. Through innovative, cutting-edge,
industry-leading, original design.
2. With quality furniture-all of which is made in
Southern Motion's Mississippi factories.
3. Through integrity. You will get your order when
Southern Motion promises you'll get
However, the main reason for Southern Motion's success lies in
the nearly 900 American workers who show up every day to build
quality, affordable furniture that makes them proud. Southern
Motion's employees are their greatest strength.
Southern Motion has proven it can be done in America,
manufacturing innovative, quality furniture at affordable prices.
American made furniture, made by Americans.