McCONNELLSVILLE, N.Y. - Harden Furniture's plant property has officially been acquired B&B Lumber, a pallet manufacturer who will set up operations there. Harden Furniture was the oldest furniture maker in the country before closing in 2018.
The Rome Sentinel reports that former Harden CEO Gregory Harden transferred the 15.6-acre property to B&B for $700,000. Neither Harden and B&B have returned messages for more clarification.
According to B&B's website, it is one of the biggest pallet manufacturers in the Northeastern U.S.
The name and intellectual property of Harden Furniture was to be sold last January. The company's future had been in limbo since February 2018. Harden Furniture had been crafting furniture in McConnellsville, New York since 1844.
At its peak, Harden employed more than 500 workers and ran a 400,000-square-foot facility. Gregory Harden was a fifth-generation owner of the company.
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