NEW YORK, N.Y. – Brooklyn-based lighting design and manufacturing company Roll & Hill has announced the purchase of Alexis Manufacturing Co. in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The 75-year-old company is known as a producer of complex wood components and wood seating, as well as a supplier of seating to well-known furniture companies.
Father and son Ivan and Norman Alexis founded Alexis Manufacturing in 1946, when Grand Rapids held the nickname “Furniture City,” due to its global reputation for manufacturing and selling fine wood furniture.
The business initially began creating tables, but soon transitioned to chairs when a prominent local furniture brand commissioned its production help. Purchased by Howard Miller Clock Co. in 1983, the company has operated for nearly 75 years as a producer of chairs for fine furniture manufacturers.
Jason Miller, the founder of Roll & Hill, and his engineering team work with established and emerging designers and provide them with the manufacturing expertise to bring their designs to the marketplace. The firm promotes American craftsmanship by producing high-quality.
With the purchase of Alexis, Roll & Hill plans to maintain and expand its mission of advancing American design, while also ensuring the preservation of Alexis’s history as an American furniture manufacturer.
Roll & Hill has committed to continuing to fulfill the company’s contract business under the name Alexis Manufacturing and to keep many of the company’s craftspeople and makers on board. Roll & Hill plans to launch its first furniture collection later this year. See http://rollandhill.com
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