ALEXANDER COUNTY, NC – On April 17th, Alexander County Commission Chairman Jeff Peal, Commissioner Ronnie Reese, County Manager Rick French, and EDC Executive Director David Icenhour visited Custom Educational Furnishings (CEF) and spoke with owner Scott McHugh and staff.
In conjunction with the Alexander County Economic Development Corporation (EDC), members of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners are touring local industries throughout 2019 to learn more about the companies, their success stories, and their needs.
View photos and videos from the visit online at www.bit.ly/4-17-19-CEF-Tour.
McHugh said that CEF was acquired in 2014 by parent company, Precision Materials, to enhance its manufacturing and product-offering capabilities. Mid-Atlantic Wood Products was acquired in 2017 to make the companies even more self-sufficient.
The companies have combined resources to offer innovative, aesthetically-pleasing product lines for the 21st century education environment, including classroom furniture, maker space, STEM-related furniture, charging carts, tables, and lecterns. One of CEF’s products, The Ed Table, won the 2017 EdSpaces Innovation “Best of Competition” award.
McHugh said that the three businesses currently have a total of 125 employees, while Precision Materials started with only three employees approximately 10 years ago.
“We are certainly thankful to have such innovative industries and forward-thinking leaders here in Alexander County,” said Commission Chairman Jeff Peal. “We appreciate your investment here, and look forward to many years of continued success.”
CEF is located at 2696 NC Hwy. 16 South of Taylorsville, in the former Fashion House Furniture building.
For more information about CEF, visit www.cefinc.com.