Furniture Maker Coming To BR
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 26, 2012
By Jim Buice
Changing the wording on a zoning text amendment in last Tuesday night’s Bermuda Run Town Council meeting was the final hurdle for a Winston-Salem furniture manufacturing company to prepare for a move to Bermuda Run.
Beaufurn, which makes commercial seating and tables for hotels, restaurants, universities and health care, plans to move from Westpoint Business Park to the old Jeffco building on US.158 this summer.
“It’s the same type of operation that Jeffco had there,” said Ellen Moore, a broker with Coldwell Banker Commercial which represents Jeff Harrison of Jeffco. “They will have light manufacturing in the rear, assembly and repair work in part of the building and an office and showroom up front.”
In discussing the amendment, which allows manufacturing uses in existing buildings previously used for manufacturing, town manager Lee Rollins said it came “as a result of a proposed economic development project …