History of Sauder Woodworking

History of Sauder Woodworking

History of Sauder Woodworking Co.
In 1934, Erie Sauder started a woodworking business in a barn behind his home in Archbold, Ohio. Originally a builder of custom cabinetry and church pews, he began crafting small occasional tables from the fine, leftover wood. In 1940, the workmanship of these tables eventually inspired a traveling salesman to place an astounding order of 25,000 — a seemingly impossible quantity for a budding company. But with a little ingenuity and a lot of determination, Sauder Woodworking Co. grew and flourished. Fast forward to 1953 for Sauder to find the answer to its calling — a patented table that could be assembled at home. And it was this snap-together table that marked the beginning of the ready-to-assemble furniture industry.

About Sauder Woodworking Co.
Sauder Funeral Products provides unparalleled service and product quality. As a fully owned entity of Sauder Woodworking Co., Sauder Funeral Products is part of the Sauder Family Companies, a privately-held, second and third generation, family-run business that's been headquartered in Archbold, Ohio since 1934. In 2014, Sauder celebrated 80 years of market innovation, from our invention of ready-to-assemble furniture through the products of today.

The Sauder Family Companies include Sauder Woodworking Co., a maker and importer of office chairs and of ready-to-assemble furniture for every room in the house; Progressive Furniture Inc., a maker of solid wood, wood veneer and laminate case goods furniture; and Sauder Manufacturing Company, a leading manufacturer in worship furniture, church, educational, and health care seating. With its 2,100 employees, the Sauder Family Companies generate sales of nearly $450 million annually.

Our desire for success in funeral products is based on the practical beginnings and long history of the Sauder Family Companies. As part of a company that serves customers from local churches and large businesses to today’s mega retailers, SFP draws from a deep reservoir of business experience. These deep roots, this heritage of innovation, and the small town values of hard work, stewardship and trust make the decision to select a casket from Sauder Funeral Products an easy one.

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