You know – I’ve begun to realize that Manchester Wood is the most sturdy, truthful, and loving group of business founders in the world (and I mean that).
I’m the grandson to the man who founded Manchester Wood …and Pierce Industries (no small note) …and was a farmer …a pilot …a medaled Korean War vet …and was the most loving, supportive man of a family far exceeding the one who writes this.
Let me give the roll count, he’d be proud to update you: We have four grandsons, eight granddaughters, twelve great-grandsons and great-granddaughters, three daughters … a son, and an encompassing love that surrounds this family; whether it be in-laws, friends, friends of friends… you get the drift: Abundance was manifested, both physically and spiritually.
I didn’t mention the other critical being that partnered and schemed this blessed life, his wife. An independent and worldly presence that stood by this trailblazing man of love in truth, and business, and who did nothing but want to give and give thanks to God and it’s world we exist in.
I’m writing a biblical crusade folks… but this is real life!
Manchester Wood stands large on the scale of American made solid wood furniture, it stands large on the scale of American made small business, but remains small in the sea of cheap knock-offs, box store deals, and any major outlet that people shop in.
And I like that.
Because people who love, give, and support their community through jobs aren’t the people with the biggest pot of gold, they’re the ones with the best pot of gold!
Manchester Wood, like many American small businesses, stand proud at the fact “we’re the small guy looking in” at this greedy ever-growing-only-for-a-few big pot of gold.
I mean we’re the American people! We’re YOU. We’re US.
When America started; truth, love, good commerce, and a new way of life were the dream. I’m proud to say from the man who founded Manchester Wood to his daughter and son-in-law who run it today that dream still holds strong, and exists in all whom have worked there.
If you want furniture, support a place that produces from the most honest place America can make – a product made from a loving, caring, giving, and respectful place, made for the customer from the same place. Let’s all help grow a business like that, and awaken this culture to the good commerce around them.
Buy Manchester Wood.
In Love and Peace, God Bless You,
Luke Eriksen, son of Priscilla and Ed Eriksen, grandson to Evelyn and Clifford Pierce, and the many past, thank you for this life.