Heckman Furniture Company - (Furniture Manufacturer)

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Heckman Furniture Company - (Furniture Manufacturer) The Heckman family finally established itself in the furniture industry when in 1922, Jim Boonstra, an experienced furniture production engineer brought Heckman Furniture Company to the furniture forefront. They started operations with the introduction of 30 occasional tables and quickly became known for quality craftsmanship, select woods and fine finishes which are still hallmarks of Heckman. The company continued to grow, in 1942 closed its main showroom in Grand Rapids, and moved to Chicago’s Merchandise Mart. Additional showrooms followed in Dallas in 1972 and High Point in 1979. A second plant, in addition to the Grand Rapids facilities, was purchased in 1965 in Lexington, North Carolina and remains a vital part of the company today. Five years later the company became a division of Beatrice Foods and remained so until 1983, when Heckman was purchased by the Howard Miller Clock Company of Zeeland, Michigan. Heckman furniture has been sold nationally since 1922 and has diversified through the years to include various collections based on many different style categories. All encompass the quality expected of its centuries-old heritage of Dutch craftsmanship, making Heckman an acknowledged leader in the furniture industry.

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