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During the summer of 1958 with the aid of four corner stakes driven in the ground encircled with a marker string, a shovel, a good set of hands and a strong back, Leck Adams began the arduous task of hand digging a foundation for a 20’ x 20’ hobby shop.
High Point, North Carolina, the furniture capital of the world! It only made sense to put that hobby shop to work making something for the furniture industry. The idea to produce wood turnings seemed appropriate at the time. Thus the name Adams Wood Turning was born and still exists today. Some forty-six years later, that hobby shop has grown to 100,000 square feet of updated manufacturing facility. Quality and sense of pride has always been, and will continue to be, the benchmark the company operated under. Adams Wood Turning still maintains some of its original customers.
During the year 1966, the company was looking to expand their horizons and add an additional floor of security to the already heavy schedule of the wood turning business. This came from the fact the company wanted to utilize existing equipment and at the same time not compete with their existing customer base.
The decision was made to start a new division manufacturing lamps, lightning, mirrors, and tabletop accessories. The new division operates today under the name “Sedgefield by Adams”. The product line is made using various materials of solid brass, porcelain, crystal and solid wood. Their product is designed to fit into today’s lifestyle and at the same time carry a bit of nostalgia. When you observe a Sedgefield lamp make its way from a board of lumber and flow through the various machining operations on through the paint finishing operations, and assembled here to become a lamp, you quickly realize you’re not watching work, but rather workmanship.
Today, the second, third, and fourth generations continue to be active in the company started by Leck Adams.
Sedgefield by Adams lighting pieces can be found in our Farmville location in Building #5, as well as in our Manassas, VA and Raleigh, NC stores.
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