VAUGHN BASSETT Furniture Company makes bedroom furniture in in Galax, Virginia. B.C. Vaughan and J.D. Bassett, Sr., founded the company in 1919.
About 700 employees in factories based in Galax, Virginia, and Elkin, North Carolina make all the VAUGHN BASSETT bedroom furniture. Therefore, 100 percent of VAUGHN BASSETT furniture is crafted here in the United States by American employees. Vaughan-Bassett is now the largest manufacturer of wooden adult bedroom furniture in the United States.
Most of the VAUGHN BASSETT furniture consists of wood solids and wood veneers grown and harvested near their plants in the Southeast. Pine, oak, maple, cherry, ash, poplar, birch and beech are the primary species used in Vaughan-Bassett’s bedroom collections.
Vaughan-Bassett Furniture Company manufactures its furniture in a responsible and environmentally friendly manner. Through its “One for One” program, Vaughan-Bassett has contributed 150,000 tree seedlings in 2007 to the Virginia Department of Forestry.
The planting of these 150,000 maple, oak, ash, pine, poplar and applewood trees allows the replacement of every tree used in the production of the company’s bedroom suites.
Vaughan-Bassett has also installed $2 million state-of-the-art rough end systems in each of its two factories. These computerized rough end systems have increased the lumber yield by over 20 percent, thereby significantly reducing the number of trees needed to produce furniture.
Vaughan-Bassett is a leader in the “Buy Local” movement. Over 99 percent of Vaughan-Bassett’s lumber comes from within 500 miles of its factories. 80 percent of Vaughan-Bassett’s comes from within 200 miles. By sourcing locally, Vaughan-Bassett reduces the carbon footprint associated with the transport of primary raw material.
Vaughan-Bassett is a founding member of the Sustainable Furniture Council. Vaughan-Bassett strives to produce environmentally responsible bedroom furniture.