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Manual celebrates 80 years

Manual will be celebrating "80 Years of American Design" in 2012.

Oates familyThe Oates family - back row: Travis Oates, Lemuel Oates and Mark Sherrill; middle: Angie Oates with Brennan, Sandra Oates, Molly Oates Sherrill with Maddox; front: Isabella and Madeline

Since 1932, the company has produced and manufactured "Made in America" gifts, textiles and home décor. The family-owned business, which began as a small souvenir store in Bat Cave, N.C., today occupies over 500,000 square feet of state-of-the-art manufacturing and distribution space in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

The company this week announced it will be commemorating the occasion with showroom celebrations at the January markets in Atlanta and Dallas.

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