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Swaim Inc. / HQ: High Point, N.C. / Specialty: High-end furniture / Timothy D. Long, vice president of upholstery division: “Designers strive for perfection, and when it doesn’t exist, Swaim is there to distinguish the customer’s vision.” Custom Quality swaim inc. is continues to answer the demand for high-quality custom residential furnishings. swaim says its goal is to understand the customer and to make sure thier vision comes to life. North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer Swaim Inc. was started in 1945 on the tenacity of founder Glenn E. Swaim Sr. As a company, it has set a staple for a tantalizing view into the true meaning of a luxury brand. “As a successful entrepreneur, he always set forth to manufacture high-end quality furnishings,” says Timothy D. Long, Swaim’s great nephew and vice president of the upholstery division. “And today, the company continues to manufacture high quality furniture.” Swaim manufactures upholstery, occasional and metal products, and it supplies retail, showroom and 146 WINTER 2011 designer customers. “The company’s ability to make custom product is the distinguishing factor that sets us apart in the market place,” Long says. Swaim works with designers to create the right dimensions of a particular style that works within their space. “The process usually starts with a customer vision,” Long says. From there, Swaim uses traditional craftsmanship and today’s technology to uphold their customer’s expectations of a Swaim style. “The goal is making sure we fully understand exactly what the customer is looking for and making sure their vision comes to life.” Although the economy and overseas manufacturing has affected the furniture industry, customers still desire high-quality custom pieces. “Our customers keep returning for custom capabilities and finishes,” Long says. Fine Finishes  Swaim is focused on providing the highest-quality finish available, and the company has one of the most elite finishing departments. “Investments in equipment and personnel are the proven path to a superior finish,” Long says. The department produces high-

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011

Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011
Global Strategies
Business Value
Freudenberg Household Products
O.K. Foods Inc.
DJO Inc.
CMC Biologics
Packaging Progressions Inc.
Denison Industries
Burr Oak Tool Inc.
Cambridge International
Certified Transmission
Elopak Inc.
Patriot Forge Co.
Aseptic Solutions USA
Comex Group/Frazee Paint
Fabrica Fine Carpet and Rugs
Munroe Inc.
Peerless Mfg. Co.
Canplas Industries
Mettler-Toledo Hi-Speed
R.F. Hunter Co.
Ace Electronics
Advanced Fiber Technologies
Behringer Saws Inc.
Berger Paints – Trinidad Ltd.
DBS Manufacturing Inc.
DDH Enterprise
Deltak LLC
EVS Metal
Fisher Tank Co.
Hanford Pharmaceuticals
Hess Industries Inc.
Holjeron Inc.
Mid-Continent Engineering
New England Ropes
Ranor Inc.
SET Enterprises Inc.
Swaim Inc.
Total Electronics LLC
Weinbrenner Shoe Co.
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Manufacturing Today - Winter 2011