ARCHBOLD, OH -- Sauder Manufacturing, which produces church furniture, healthcare furniture and education furniture, acquired Richmond, VA-based Butler Woodcrafters.

According to the Toledo Blade, the casegoods company will become a Sauder subsidiary and maintain its current operational structure.

Butler, which was founded in 1980 and employs approximately 78 people, manufactures institutional furniture for community-based programs, supportive housing organizations, healthcare and education environments. According to its website, the company holds state contracts in Connecticut, Masachusetts, mississippi, new jersey, New York State, New york City, Pennsylvanie, Rhode Island and Virginia.

Established in 1934, the Sauder family of companies consists of Sauder Woodworking, ready-to-assemble furniture; WoodTrac, ceiling systems and wholesale closet organizing systems; Sauder Funeral Products, caskets and funeral industry products; Progressive, designer and importer of wood bedroom, dining and accent furniture; and Sauder Manufacturing Co., institutional furniture.

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