Woodsmiths started business in 1976 in Pompano Beach Florida as a pioneer in the manufacture of Epoxy Resin Dining Tables and Bars. Like other garage company's, Woodsmiths founders perfected their product and grew into a preferred vendor to Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Omni, Sonesta, Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton and many others. Woodsmiths American craftsmen and women gained a reputation that allowed the Company to offer products throughout the United States, Canada, the Caribean, and Central America. Throughout its growth in Pompano Beach, Woodsmiths paid a livable wage to its American Craftsmen and Women. Woodsmiths operated out of a 40,000 square foot manufacturing plant in Pompano Beach until Hurricane Wilma destroyed our plant and everything in it in 2005.
While many encouraged Woodsmiths to move offshore, like almost every other furniture company in the country, Woodsmiths owner, a US Army veteran and graduate of the United States Military Academy, refused to entertain such an idea. Mr. Michael Munoz was convinced that American workers could compete if given the right tools and leadership.
In 2005, Mr. Munoz purchased the Harper Plant, a 350,000 square foot manufacturing plant located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Lenoir, NC. The Harper Plant was BroyhillFurniture Industries' first plant, and sits on thestoried site of Broyhill's predecessor, Lenoir Chair's blacksmith shop. Furniture has been produced at this location since the 1920's. Sadly, Broyhill Furniture Industries decided to move to China in 2005 and closed the Harper Plant, terminating approximately 650 employees. The Harper Plant was one of hundreds of furniture plants that were closed as owners rushed to move production off shore to China and other third world countries.
Ever the contrarian, Mr. Munoz purchased the Upholstery assets of SchnadigFurniture of Belmont Mississippi, Rowe Furniture Corporations of Poplar Bluff, Missouri and L.B. Empire from New York state. With these upholstery assets, Woodsmiths began offering custom chairs, bar stools, booths, and banquettes made in small quantities.
Woodsmiths now offers the below listed categories of furnishings, all Made In the United States of America by skilled American Craftsmen and Women. Woodsmiths never went offshore, and survived based on the reputation it earned over three decades crafting products in the USA.