PORTLAND, Ore. -- Contract Furnishings Mart (CFM) has scheduled the opening of the company’s seventh store in the Northwest. The new location, set to open May 1, is located at 500 S. Brandon, one block north of the Design Center in Seattle, Wash.

“We have spent the past 2 1/2 years trying to secure the proper location, and now we are ready to go,” said company Co-President Tim Bechtold. “The ‘Georgetown’ location will feature 10,000 square feet of Builder/Designer Resource Showroom with an equally large warehouse for will-call items.”

Named to manage the new branch is industry veteran Dale Griffiths. Griffiths comes to CFM with 25 years’ experience in the floor covering industry. He previously worked for Sea-Pac Sales, and for the last 10 years served as president and CEO of the multi-line Kent, Wash.-based distributor.

“Dale was our Armstrong vinyl representative when we opened our first store, and he has been here through our entire history,” said CFM Co-President Bill Cogdall Jr. “We are very pleased to have him as a part of our team.”