Emerging Furniture Consortium

The Wooden Hammer Connection

Today I spoke once again with Ed Hammer, President of Wooden Hammer, a manu-facturer located just south of Elk Rapids. Here is a summary of his remarks.

sofa2Ed continues to work closely with Dennis Valkanoff, 45th Parallel Furniture, and Mark Toteff, Traverse Bay Manufacturing, to make sure that the Elk-Rapids-made upholstered furniture is ready to ‘rock and roll’ this spring. And this effort is benefiting local employment now. Ed has already hired one worker, who is relocating here from North Carolina and he’s actively pursuing another. As He proudly states, “We’re bringing ‘em back!

MadeInAmericaAs an aside, I asked Ed where he gets his wood. His response, “We buy wood all over America.” So even the furniture frames, which Ed will build for Dennis, are American grown and made.


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