Fort Myers Florida Weekly

Name That Company

I trace my roots back to 1928, when two cousins named Ed made a folding wood-slat reclining chair for porch use. A year later they upholstered it for indoor use — and gave it a name that some might find insulting. Chair production temporarily gave way to airplane-part production during World War II. In the decades after the war, ottomans, rockers, built-in footrests and electric controls were introduced. By the ‘90s, my chairs offered heating and massages. Today, based in Michigan, I employ more than 6,000 people and sport a market value near $1.4 billion. Who am I?

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