When we started our company in 1976, American manufacturing was still on top. Then a little something called globalization happened. Companies began to realize that it was cheaper to make things in other countries with cheap labor and lower quality standards and then ship these inferior products back into the country where they could charge higher prices thanks to America’s strong economy. Throughout all this, we remained patient because we knew that we offered a superior product. As America turned its attention towards foreign, inexpensive furniture, we continued to make solid wood tables and chairs that met the highest standards of craftsmanship.
Slowly, as our landfills started to overflow with cheap and broken products made out of particleboard and plastic, America would start to change its habits. Over the past decade or so, there has been a real shift towards buying American again and our patience is being rewarded. Unlike all the new companies that are cropping up to take advantage of the renaissance of American manufacturing, we have almost four decades of heritage behind our USA-made furniture.
There are many advantages to buying our American made furniture. The first, and most obvious, advantage is the superior workmanship and materials that are used to make our products. A related advantage is our willingness to stand behind our products with our 100% quality guarantee.
Another important consideration is our appreciation for the rich heritage of furniture that is made in the USA. For example, our Shaker and Mission collections are both modeled on historically popular styles of design in this country. Another good example is our Adirondack Chair, which we see as the classic piece of upstate NY wood furniture.
Another advantage to buying our furniture is our level of environmental awareness. All of our furniture is made out of North American hardwood from certified sustainable forests across the Northeast. Also, since our furniture doesn’t have to be shipped internationally, less energy is wasted on transport.
Remember to buy American, and we hope you consider Manchester Wood for your next furniture purchase.