National Metalwares Furniture
Member since: 2018
Industry: Furnishings, décor & custom fabrication
When and how did your business get started?
National Metalwares Furniture has supplied quality barstools, chairs and tables to the restaurant and hospitality industry since 2003. Formerly named The Inn Crowd, we began as a subsidiary of our parent company, National Metalwares. With decades of steel tube experience, we’re fortunate to have grown our business into the thriving organization it is today by leveraging existing capabilities.
What do you love most about the foodservice E&S industry?
We love the dynamic customer base and friendly people. Not only that, but today’s ever-changing preferences in foodservice are constantly opening up new opportunities for us to grow, which excites us!
“Today’s ever-changing preferences in foodservice are constantly opening up new opportunities for us to grow.”
What do you find most challenging about the foodservice E&S industry?
We’ve found it can be challenging to balance logistical factors with cost expectations. However, even in times of regulatory uncertainty – and in a market dominated by imported products – we’re proud to say that we maintain steel components manufactured in the U.S. in our offerings.
What excites you about joining NAFEM?
We’re excited about gaining broader exposure to the market. We’ve really expanded our offerings over the last 10 years to keep pace with changing demands – and we feel that being a member of NAFEM can only help us on that front.