Established in 1944, Hickory Springs Manufacturing provides components for the furniture and bedding industries throughout the world. The company is one of the largest producers of foam and metal components for the furniture industry. Its metal division manufactures a variety of motion mechanisms, including incliners, recliners, rockers and swivel bases. A line of coil springs and sinuous wire products for upholstery applications is manufactured from tempered steel wire produced by the company s wire drawing operation. The company also produces sleeper mattresses, polyester fiber cushioning and batting materials. Hickory Springs Manufacturing serves other industries, such as floor covering, construction, automotive and telecommunications. Customers in the automotive, maintenance and supermarket industries use its carbon steel wire. Its extruded plastics are used in products for the construction and telecommunications industries. Hickory Springs Manufacturing has more than 60 operating facilities throughout the United States, including Hickory, N.C.