4 Highlights in 2014

As 2014 winds down we take a look at 4 major happenings at Manchester Wood this year.

Manchester Wood Mail Order Catalog 1. Our First Mail Order Catalog

For nearly four years customers of ManchesterWood.com have been asking for a catalog. This year we finally pulled together enough resources and time to produce what we feel is our best literature to date on who we are and what we presently offer. For decades we’ve made wholesale catalogs for retailers, but this year marked something very new… our first very own mail order catalog.

2. 33 New Products

Compact Workstation Table - Manchester Wood
Compact Workstation Table

Between our New for 2014 and New Fall 2014 arrivals, we added 33 new products – handcrafted right here at our mill – including popular expansions into Solid Cherry TV Tray Tables and Shaker Desks, unique items like the Compact Workstation Table and Multipurpose Coffee Table Nesting Set of 4, and additions to the classic Adirondack collection with our first outdoor dining sets.

3. ‘Shop Custom’ option added to site

Similar to our catalog, Shop Custom was added through customer demand. We’re a factory, and typically are set-up to make many of one item at a time. This year, through a great team here, we developed and implemented the opportunity to offer custom pieces to you within the parameters set on our site. We ship the fastest in American made solid wood furniture. Now in 2014, we also ship the fastest custom American made solid wood furniture too.

4. 38 years in business

In November we celebrated our 38th anniversary as a company and took a moment to acknowledge the nearly half of our workforce who have been at Manchester Wood for 10-plus years, but also the special honoring of 25-year employee Garnet M. and new 10-year employees, Eric K. and John B. It says a lot about the people who make these products. There is a dedication and commitment that’s not easy to find. A service to quality products always finding a home for not only 2014, but years to come. As Josh Miller said in his film, “Made in America means jobs in America,” and here is that demonstration.

10-year employees, Eric K. and John B.
10-year employees, Eric K. and John B.
25-year employee, Garnet M.
25-year employee, Garnet M.

Our Mail Order Furniture Catalog Is Here!

Mail Order Furniture Catalog - Manchester Wood

Our debut mail order furniture catalog has arrived! For the first time we will be sending our very own catalog to customers new and seasoned who have owned and purchased our solid wood furniture products for years!

The catalog is at the Post Office today and headed to your door this Thanksgiving season! If you haven’t requested one, or haven’t ordered from us in the last year, you might not receive one. If you’d like to, email service@manchesterwood.com with your mailing address!

Thank you all, Happy Holidays!


Celebrating 38 years…

Manchester Wood celebrating 38 years

Yesterday we celebrated 38 years as a Company, as well as the dedication of one 25-year employee and two 10-year employees.

25-year employee, Garnet M.
25-year employee, Garnet M.

Talk about a month celebrated in gratitude. Yesterday we celebrated our 38th anniversary as a company and took a moment to acknowledge the nearly half of our workforce who have been at Manchester Wood for 10-plus years, but also the special honoring of 25-year employee Garnet M. and new 10-year employees, Eric K. and John B.

10-year employees, Eric K. and John B.
10-year employees, Eric K. and John B.

It says a lot about the people who make these products. There is a dedication and commitment that’s not easy to find. A hope and service to quality products always finding a home for not only today, but years to come. As Josh Miller said, “Made in America means jobs in America,” and here yesterday was that demonstration.

We all take great pride in still making furniture in America, while China and Vietnam have disrupted our industry with lesser quality and priced goods. The bottom line is you won’t find American made hardwood furniture on the market today for a more reasonable price than what’s found here, and it’s because of the sacrifices we’ve endured that we stand here today. 38 years strong with men and women who care about what they do. Our Founder was entirely set not on margins, but on creating and enduring with American jobs… and we plan on always doing just that. I don’t think it can get much better. Thank you to our customers and amazing employees who consistently create what Manchester Wood is each and every day.

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