The Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association was founded in 1959 for the purpose of fostering the mutual interests of members, encouraging a working relationship among manufacturers and providing the means for an interchange of views concerning the summer and casual furniture manufacturing industry.
As co-sponsor of the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market, sponsor of the prestigious Design Excellence Awards and sponsor of the coveted Apollo Awards recognizing retailing excellence, SCFMA is recognized as the authoritative voice of the summer and casual industry.
To promote the growth and global leadership of its members, SCFMA offers a powerful package of programs and money-saving services.
Board of Directors
SCFMA’s direction is determined by a Board of Directors. Directors are senior level executives in outdoor and casual home furnishings companies. They serve one- to three-year terms.
The Executive Committee, comprised of the President, First Vice President, Second Vice President and Chairman of the Board, leads the Board of Directors.
Current Board of Directors >
More than 300,000 square feet of exhibits make the International Casual Furniture and Accessories Market in Chicago the premier resource for indoor and outdoor casual furnishings. SCFMA is a co-sponsor of the event, and SCFMA members are eligible to receive discounts on the cost of exhibition space at the market, held each September at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago. SCFMA members exhibiting at the September show are eligible to participate in the official Casual PreMarket held in July. Only SCFMA members may lease temporary space for the PreMarket. For market dates and exhibitor information, click on the logo below.
SCFMA members are encouraged to promote participation in AHFA educational events by all levels of company management – from the company president to the plant supervisor. Programs and conferences targeting specific professional groups include manufacturing, HR, information technology, transportation and logistics, marketing, public relations, finance, environmental management, and safety/health.
In addition, top executives from SCFMA member companies are invited to attend AHFA’s premier event of the year, the Annual Meeting in November.
Complete Calendar of Events >
SCFMA has been recognizing retail excellence in the casual industry for 42 years with the sponsorship of the Apollo Awards and Banquet, the premier event of the casual furnishings industry. SCFMA member companies nominate the finalists, which are judged sales management, advertising, display, growth, sales training, credit history and overall goals of the retail company.
Apollo Finalists Archive >
Design Excellence Awards
The SCFMA also sponsors the Design Excellence Awards for top designs in the casual industry. Considered to be the highest recognition of innovative design, this prestigious award honors the year’s best in 10 product categories as judged by a distinguished panel of industry experts. The Lillian B. Winchester Best of Show Award is chosen from among the 10 category winners. The Design Excellence Awards are the only industry awards focusing exclusively on casual furniture products. The competition is open only to SCFMA members.
Competition Rules >
Entry Identification Form >
Product Description Form >
Award Winners >
Membership in the Summer and Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association, a division of AHFA, is available to any business entity incorporated in the United States and engaged directly in the manufacturing or importing of outdoor or casual home furnishings products for wholesale distribution in the United States.
SCFMA Membership Application >
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317 West High Avenue
High Point, NC 27260
336/884-5000, ext. 110
336/884-5000, ext. 105
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