Thursday, January 1, 2009

Just the facts

Today I give you: A few facts about Longaberger
The Longaberger Company is the #1 maker of handmade baskets in the US
The company sells around 10 million baskets a year
around 45,000 people are proud to call themselves independent sales associates.
Half of the sales of those 45,000 consultants are made up of baskets, the other half is made up of pottery, wrought iron, and fabrics.
The home office in Ohio is a seven story replica of a Market basket.
The replica's handles are 75-tons each.
Nearby the Home office is a Top rated golf course, a hotel and the Longaberger Homestead.
The company was founded by Dave Longaberger in 1973, it is now headed by his Daughters Tammi and Rachel.
As of 1990 Forbes considers the company one of the 500 largest private firms.
The company has also helped to revitalize the community of Dresden Ohio, starting in 1988 Dave Longaberger began improvement, adding the Longaberger Fitness Center, The Swimming Center, The Senior Citizens Center (Where Grandma Bonnie Longaberger often visited up until her passing in 2008) an addition to the high school.
Dresden Ohio also features the World's largest basket (according to Guinness), Longaberger University (used for corporate training)

Longaberger Pottery is Earthenware.

Longaberger has a Weaver Request program, where a select few weavers travel the country to special events to demonstrate their craft, (I've personally done this, it's awesome!)
Environmentally the company uses selective harvesting of the maple trees that are used for the baskets, they use water based stains, and recyclable plastic

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