During the early 1900s, Randolph County hosiery and furniture industries experienced rapid growth. Among the new hosiery plants were Asheboro Hosiery Mills, McCrary Hosiery Mills, Dependable Hosiery, and Tip-Top Hosiery Mills. Several new furniture factories included National Chair Company and P&P Chair Company. The latter manufactured the world famous Carolina Rocker.
William Carl Page and Arthur Presnell established P&P Chair in 1926. The Asheboro plant rocker production earned global fame during the 1960s. According to journalist and historian, L. Barron Mills, Jr., “members of the Page family continue to operate” the furniture plant.
L. Barron Mills, Jr., Randolph County: A Brief History (Raleigh, 2008).