Where is Flexsteel Furniture Manufactured?

August 20, 2015

Flexsteel furniture is in many ways the epitome of the American Dream: that's why they proudly manufacture their fine selection of furniture right here in the United States.  The company is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa; and has production plants scattered across the USA.  This includes their 215,000 square foot mega plant located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.  Flexsteel has enjoyed a long and storied history while garnering consistent praise and respect for the high quality furniture they produce--which is why we're proud to partner with them here at Recliners.la.  You can check out our selection of Flexsteel furniture at our online gallery, or keep reading to learn more about the fascinating story of Flexsteel.

122 years and counting

The Flexsteel furniture company was founded in Minneapolis in 1893 as the rolph and ball furniture company.  Thr company enjoyed early success producing a varied selection of sofas, sofa sleepers, divans, and church furniture.  Thanks to the hard work of a few visionary employees, the company began to set itself apart by producing important innovations--most notably, the all-riveted blue steel base invented by Herbert t. Bertsch. 

This popularity and commitment to innovation helped Flexsteel survive the stock market crash of 1929 as well as the ensuing great depression--an impressive feat that, sadly, many other companies were unable to achieve.  After the invention of the assembly line, Flexsteel was able to quadruple production and began its assent to becoming a national brand.  Flexsteel plants were opened in various locations across the country, and new innovations such as the Flexsteel spring system, (for which the company was eventually renamed,) helped propel the company to success. Since that time, the company has continued to expand its horizons--beginning production in recliners, car seating, and large-scale custom furniture for businesses, hospitals, schools, and churches.