We have made
significant progress in the realignment of our business over the
past nine months," said C. William Wittenberg, president and
William Wittenberg, President and CEO, Berkline/Benchcraft
"We have made significant progress in the realignment of our
business over the past nine months," said C. William Wittenberg,
president and CEO. "This agreement reflects our stakeholders'
confidence in our ability to not only remain competitive in our
market segment, but also to position ourselves for continued
In the past nine months, Berkline / Benchcraft has closed or
consolidated operations at four US manufacturing plants. Mr.
Wittenberg said these initiatives have reduced costs
significantly, and the company plans to implement more
initiatives in the upcoming months that are projected to result
in substantial added savings and performance improvement
throughout the organization.
"We will continue our efforts to successfully execute the
numerous initiatives at hand and intend to be more aggressive in
our pursuit of the market place," Mr. Wittenberg said.
Berkline/Benchcraft Holdings is one of the largest independent
suppliers of upholstered furniture in North America. The company
employs 3,200 people.