Austin Westfall

Austin Westfall joined Fox News in 2021 as a multimedia reporter in Charlotte.

Furniture manufacturers are reporting major shipping delays nationwide

Furniture sales have surged during the pandemic, leading to major backlogs at manufacturing facilities. This means consumers around the nation should expect delays on their orders. A manufacturer in Conover, North Carolina says their shipping times used to be 8 weeks, but now it's taking them 22 weeks to send orders to customers. Industry experts say supply chain shortages are also contributing to the backlog, creating the perfect storm in recent months.