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All About Bush Furniture

Merging technology and lifestyle, Bush Furniture is designed with taste and comfort in mind. They create furniture solutions for the modern home in an impressive selection of colors and styles—traditional, modern and transitional—for every décor. Always innovative, Bush furniture collections are ideal for the living room, den and home office or the small commercial office.

Founded in 1959 by Paul Bush, Bush Furniture started out in Little Valley, NY as Starline Housewares, with six employees. Seven years later, after a discouraging series of circumstances, the company was in trouble. Paul Bush, a minority stockholder at the time, took complete control of the business. The number one staple of the small company was a flat packed hamper that could be put together in sixty seconds. It was the groundbreaking invention that would pave the way for the company that was to become Bush Industries, one of the largest manufacturers of furniture and ready-to-assemble furniture in the United States.

In 1972, Starline Housewares designed and manufactured a television stand that was assembled by snapping the pieces into place. It became a very popular selling item with mass merchandisers all across the US. In 1975, the company officially changed its name to Bush Industries. The emphasis of the company became designing ready-to-assemble furniture that was more versatile and compatible with modern lifestyles than conventional case goods. By 1979 Bush Industries became the first ready-to-assemble furniture manufacturer to construct their furnishings from wood solids and veneers. In 1983 the company introduced the first of its innovative computer furniture collections.

In 1984 the company built their new corporate headquarters in Jamestown, NY. To sustain and encourage its continued growth, Bush constructed a one million square-foot manufacturing and distribution center in Erie, PA.

Bush entered the European market in 1997 when they bought the German furniture company, Rohr Gruppe and renamed it Rohr-Bush. In this same year, the company formed Bush-Vio Technik, a German research and processing subsidiary specializing in surface technology for several industries including furniture, electronics and construction.

Bush continued its expansion in European markets when, in 2002, they launched a line of case goods furniture called Eric Morgan, collections specifically European in style and intended to diversify its existing product line. The company continued to grow and expand throughout the early to mid 2000s. Currently Bush employs over 2,600 people worldwide and markets its furniture and related products in 50 countries.

Throughout the years, the emphasis has been creating furniture for the way people live. Bush Furniture prides itself on listening to its customers and designing functional, well-crafted furnishings that will meet the everyday needs of busy lives. It seems to be working: the successful company has garnered a number of prestigious industry awards over the years. The company’s commitment to quality, service, innovation and value is evident in every Bush Furniture design.

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