After putting up with the tight confines of its Queens, New York, manufacturing space for two years, furniture maker Cardinal Workshop is moving its headquarters to Hillsborough.
A familiarity with Orange County helped.
“(Being based in New York) is tough,” co-founder Dennis Blanco said. “Rent is horrendous and space is tight. It’s not a good long-term solution for us.”
Blanco, who founded the company with fellow UNC alumnus Bryce Williamson, said the company considered moving to Durham, Burlington and Mebane before deciding on a 6,000-square-foot facility off of Interstate 85 in Hillsborough. The move will give Cardinal triple the space it had in New York.