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Old 06-09-2007, 04:15 PM
 
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I purchased an old (maybe) small wall table that has Athen's Table Co stamped on the back. I tried do do a internet search, but came up emtpy. Does anyone have any knowledge of the company and is it still in business? Thanks.
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Old 06-14-2007, 02:07 AM
 
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The company went out of business here several years ago. They had several different facets of the business, Athens Bed Company, Athens Table Company, Athens Desk....etc. A new owner came in and very quickly mismanaged them right into bankruptcy and out of business. A lot of the furniture was sold at the end, some was even "given away" to some of the employees. They did make very good furniture. Many people were left without jobs when the company went under, some who had worked there for many years (including my sister). All of the buildings are still standing and most have other things occupying them now.
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Athens ,Tennessee
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I live in Athens where was it located?
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Old 06-14-2007, 11:28 PM
 
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I'm assuming that you're asking where the company was located. Like I said, they consisted of several different plants with locations in different parts of town. The old bed company was on the right just past Athens hospital as you go in the direction of the high school now or toward Riceville. That is also where the desk company was located, in a building beside the bed company. The table company was just past the Athens municipal building/fire department. It is now owned by Chucks Cabinets/Doors and Pulls and houses their business. There is a building directly across the street from Chucks that was a part of Athens furniture, but I don't remember if it was a different plant or if it was a part of the table company. That's all I can think of right now.
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Old 04-14-2009, 04:27 PM
 
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This information has been so very helpful! Does anyone happen to know around when Athens Furniture, Inc. went into business? I just inherited a piece of Athens furniture that looks to be dated in 1908.
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:08 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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my bedroom furniture that I'm sleeping on now was made at the Athens Bed company
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Old 04-15-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: East Tennessee
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Athens, Tenn., Furniture Manufacturer Closes Plant, Lays Off 600.

Publication: Chattanooga Times/Free Press (Chattanooga, Tennessee) (via Knight-Ridder/Tribune Business News)
Publication Date: 23-MAY-01

COPYRIGHT 2001 Chattanooga Times/Free Press
Byline: Ron Clayton

May 23--ATHENS, Tenn.--Athens' largest furniture plant has closed down its operation, at least temporarily putting many of its 600 employees out of work.


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(c) 2001, Chattanooga Times/Free Press, Tenn. Distributed by Knight Ridder/Tribune Business News.

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Old 09-07-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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What a shame. I just bought a beautiful tea cart dated Athens Table Co. 12 / 1973 It is in near mint condition with everything appearing to be original.I'm very sorry for all that lost their jobs.Ron
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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Just obtained a chair-desk that also has a paper stapled under the seat showing
Athens Home Decor - Athens Table Co Item#487.
When I tried to research this company, the only thing I found was that the Company was organized in 1905.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:23 PM
 
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I just purchased a chair roll top desk with a tag stapled to the desk Athens Home Decor

Athens Table Co. Athens Tennessee. 8-6-74 1699R. This is in great shape roll top works smoothly
My compliments to the craftsmen-women that worked in these plants. And the Q.A department,
It's to bad it went under because of management. It's another case of no one listening to the little
Guy.
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