Whitewood Industries was founded in 1979 in Greensboro, NC. Whitewood began as a wholesaler to ready-to-finish furniture retail stores throughout the Eastern United States. Initially Whitewood purchased and resold ready-to-finish furniture products, which were (at that time) readily available from many sources. However, it soon became obvious that sales could be increased by assembling many of these products.
In 1985, Whitewood moved to Jamestown, NC and expanded into juvenile furniture, while continuing to wholesale ready-to-finish furniture. In 1987 the company began importing components/parts to then assemble chairs, stools, etc to enhance the service and value to its customers.
In 1990, the owners of Whitewood purchased its first facility in Thomasville, NC and the company moved again. The new building more than tripled available warehouse space. Finished furniture was added to the Whitewood lineup, and new customers were pursued for this product assortment. In mid 1994, Whitewood purchased a second facility in Thomasville which brought total manufacturing, office and warehouse space to well in excess of 250,000 sq. feet.
By 2000, the finished furniture product line was showing significant growth and the "John Thomas Furniture" division was created. John Thomas began and remains a complete solid wood casual dining supplier ranging from promotionally priced products up to solid wood custom casual dining.
Whitewood Industries takes great pride in being a complete solid wood supplier and manufacturer and we hope you enjoy our products as much as we do.