Established in 1985 in Hickory, North Carolina by several investors who had a vision to shape a successful furniture company, Progressive Furniture has thrived ever since. They began manufacturing and distributing occasional tables and naturally started creating bedroom furniture. By 2001, Progressive furniture had become a major force in U.S. furniture manufacturing covering the likes of several markets including: occasional tables, bedroom furniture, entertainment centers, and dining room furniture. Around that same time, Progressive Furniture was acquired by Sauder Woodworking and became a part of the Sauder family of companies. Together, they soon became the 7th largest furniture manufacturing company in the world. Today, Sauder and Progressive operate facilities in Ohio, North Carolina, California, Mexico, and China, including additional partnerships with factories in Indonesia, Vietnam, and Hong Kong. Progressive remains at the top of the industry and has been a trusted manufacturer for over 25 years.