High Point, North Carolina-based Culp Inc. got a visit from the U.S. Embassy at its upholstery fabrics facility located in the Codevi industrial park in Ouanaminthe, Haiti.
As part of its tour of the western Dominican Republic, the U.S. Embassy team chose to visit Codevi along with other commerce sites. Perched on the border between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, the industrial park is home to many textile and apparel companies.
Culp was one of two facilities selected by Codevi leadership for the embassy tour. The facility is open, airy, bright and organized using principles of lean manufacturing, according to a news release. Edgar Alfaro, general manager, led the tour, along with members of the leadership team: Monica Sanchez, Silvia Garcia and Massiel Marcelino.
In addition to the tour, Culp management gave a presentation to the embassy visitors highlighting the initiatives that make the company a preferred employer. Employees participate in monthly roundtables where they can share concerns or needs and propose improvements. Leadership training and classes are held on-site regularly, with promotions and graduations celebrated.
“In all of our Culp facilities, we strive to cultivate a company culture that feels like family,” said Teresa Huffman, senior vice president of human resources. “It’s a culture of acceptance, inclusivity and opportunity.”