Culp Inc., a leading textile design/manufacturer to the furniture industry based in High Point, N.C., has forged a partnership arrangement with Pletcher Sales Inc., Bristol, Ind., which will now represent Culp to the RV industry.
Until recently, Culp operated a showroom in Elkhart, Ind., focusing on the RV industry but decided to close that showroom and retain Pletcher Sales as its local representative focusing on new product development specifically targeted to the RV industry.
Culp Inc. president Liam Waters announced the decision in a letter dated Monday (April 20) that went out to industry manufacturers.
Over the past several years, Culp Inc. has reinvented its business model, according to a statement by Waters.
“Today we are the clear leaders in design, color and innovation to the residential upholstered furniture industry,” he stated.
“We would like to forge a similar leadership in the RV industry,” he continued. “We feel that this alliance with Pletcher Sales Inc. can go a long way toward achieving that end. Their leadership, expertise and knowledge of the industry, combined with Culp’s capability, creates a compelling partnership.”
“We would like to assure our valued existing customers that we are committed to a seamless transition. All pricing will remain unchanged and together we will strive to provide the highest level of service possible,” Waters said.
As of Monday, Pletcher was taking orders for Culp Inc. Pletcher’s toll-free number is (866) 848-9488. Its fax is (574) 848-0949.
Pletcher Sales has become a leading design house to RV manufactures focusing on everything from fabrics and leather to vinyl and trim.