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Copeland Furniture: Proudly Made in America

Working at Copeland Furniture is more than just a job for the group that has dedicated their talents to producing heirloom quality furniture. The team shares insight as to what Made in America means to them as dedicated workers who take pride not only in woodworking, but in the resurgence of domestic manufacturing with a unique blend of old world techniques and modern technology.

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Name: Bob Hudson
Role: Woodworking Machinery Operator
Years of Service: 25
How has production changed (or remained the same) during your tenure?
I have seen many improvements in our equipment that have made my work faster, easier, and safer.
What does Made in America mean to you? Jobs for local workers.
Describe Copeland Furniture in one word: Resilient

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Name: Patches Beam
Role: Pack and Ship Team Leader
Years of Service: 16
How has production changed (or remained the same) during your tenure?
When I started we had a few product lines and we built orders in bulk. Now we offer many product lines and build to order. Additionally, the team has also doubled.
What does Made in America mean to you? American grown timber, processed and built in America.
Describe Copeland Furniture in one word: Quality

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Name: Peter Vincent
Role: Finish, Pack, and Ship Production Supervisor
Years of Service: 15
How has production changed (or remained the same) during your tenure?
I have seen production change over the years in many ways from only offering four colors to having about 20 to choose from. Our number of CNC routers has increased from two machines to nine. One thing that has held is that we continue to have a great Team with great people.
What does Made in America mean to you? To me, American made means built with pride and quality.
Describe Copeland Furniture in one word: Awesome

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Name: Jinx Davidson
Role: Assembler
Years of Service: 28
How has production changed (or remained the same) during your tenure?
When I first started, we had an Assembly Department and a Sanding Department. Now as Assemblers, we both assemble and sand to ensure our quality and to reduce repetitive work. Originally too, we would complete large batches of a single type of furniture. Now we build all the unique pieces within a single order. Flow has improved with fewer back-ups.
What does Made in America mean to you? Pride and craftsmanship. Our initials are on the units we build.
Describe Copeland Furniture in one word: Family

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Name: Ken Morse
Role: Woodworking Machinery Operator
Years of Service: 17
How has production changed (or remained the same) during your tenure?
Production has changed significantly over the years. Throughput has increased as we’ve added more modern equipment such as an optimizing chop saw, straight line rip saws, and CNC routers. The building size has doubled.
What does Made in America mean to you? Honoring our ancestors and high quality.
Describe Copeland Furniture in one word: Family

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Rachel Kemp

Rachel Kemp

Rachel is one of the Merchandise Managers for YLiving with a long career in merchandising and is thrilled to finally be working through a channel that supports her passion for modern design. As a mother of two toddlers, she is practical, design driven in her decisions with furnishing her home and tempted daily with the endless options of home upgrades.

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