When tariffs were put in place by former President Donald Trump’s administration, there was new pressure on manufacturers to move production to the U.S. All that work is forcing furniture makers to scramble for labor. At present, by some estimates, roughly half of upholstered furniture is made in America. Much of it right here in North Carolina, according to WFMY NEWS 2.
Plus, when the pandemic hit, people spent more time at home and furniture sales skyrocketed. There weren't enough skilled laborers to meet the demand.