Culp Shifts Operations to Make Masks, Fabrics for Healthcare and Other Essential Businesses in Support of COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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HIGH POINT, N.C. (March 26, 2020) ─ Culp, Inc. (NYSE: CULP) today announced the company has reprioritized some of its operations to manufacture critical products needed for healthcare, essential infrastructure, and public health. These products include personal face masks and fabrics for masks, as well as bed covers for hospitals and other fabrics used for mattresses and furniture products supplied to healthcare facilities, nursing homes, emergency shelters, hotels and motels, and other residential facilities.

The company is cross-functioning between departments in these efforts and has a dedicated team working tirelessly to develop and produce critical items to support the COVID-19 relief efforts. It is supporting numerous requests from customers for products and materials that are necessary for essential businesses, and the company is committed to doing its part to serve the people and regions that need it most during this difficult time.

Iv Culp, chief executive officer of Culp, Inc. stated, “We are very proud to join other U.S. companies in repurposing our production to join the fight against COVID-19. While the outbreak is creating unprecedented challenges to businesses, governments, and societies around the world, we are doing our part to serve our communities and ensure business continuity for customers and essential businesses. Culp is fortunate to have the ability to leverage our production capabilities and help meet the critical demand for protective masks and other necessary supplies to support healthcare and critical infrastructure. Our associates are working in tandem with our industry partners to meet these production requirements.”

Teresa Huffman, senior vice president, human resources, added, “While we are excited about the opportunity to contribute to critical COVID-19 relief efforts, the health and safety of our employees is our top priority during this time. We are continuing to take a proactive approach by following published guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and other government health agencies, and we are committed to protecting the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and other stakeholders.”

Culp, Inc. is one of the world’s largest marketers of mattress fabrics for bedding and upholstery fabrics for residential and commercial furniture. The company markets a variety of fabrics to its global customer base of leading bedding and furniture companies, including fabrics produced at Culp’s manufacturing facilities and fabrics sourced through other suppliers. Culp has operations located in the United States, Canada, China, and Haiti.

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