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Furniture Manufacturing Expo 2022 - In Review

August 15, 2022 9:00 AM | Harmony Maraldo (Administrator)

By Rachel Fletcher

The National Upholstery Association was invited to show at the Furniture Manufacturing Expo (FME) for the first time this past July. Our purpose for attending was to connect the gap between the upholstery world, manufacturers, and software makers.

This year, the National Upholstery Association proudly sponsored the Upholstery Track educational program at the event. Both Lewis Mabon and Carla Pyle taught seminars while Harmony Maraldo facilitated the panel discussion, "Continuing Upholstery Training." 

Lewis Mabon offers a presentation in the Upholstery Track educational program.
Lewis Mabon offers a presentation in the Upholstery Track educational program.

Over the two day event we saw quite a few National Upholstery Association members: Marta Powers of MartaPOW LLC, Riana LeJeune and Justin Copeland of Repinned Upholstery, Laura Archer of Ladysmith Furniture and Carla Bluitt of Crest Leather. Booth hosts in attendance were: Lewis Mabon (Board Member), Keith Fuller (Board Member), Rachel Fletcher (Board Member), Carla Pyle (Past Board Member), Harmony Maraldo (President) and Leslie Hug (Volunteer).

Marta Powers and Rachel Fletcher pause for a photo.
Marta Powers and Rachel Fletcher pause for a photo.

You can learn more about the FME here: https://www.furnituremanufacturingexpo.com

Harmony Maraldo and Carla Pyle hold down the NUA booth at FME.
Harmony Maraldo and Carla Pyle hold down the NUA booth at FME.

The National Upholstery Association booth at FME 2022.
The National Upholstery Association booth at FME 2022.

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