You may be surprised, but when it comes to chairs, the phrase “made in North America” can be misleading.
Manufactured in North America
This means the chairs are built in a North American Factory.
All Holsag wooden chairs are manufactured in Lindsey, Ontario using wooden frames sourced from sustainable forests in Eastern Europe. The Holsag factory then assembles the components to fit each chair specification. The chairs are then assembled, finished, and upholstered.
Made in North America
Manufacturers who purchase chairs from overseas, such as China, often claim their products are made in North America. However, only the final chair finishes are done by the company.
Holsag wooden chairs are designed and created by North American employees. (However, Holsag does offer a few faux wood chair options with frames that are manufactured overseas.)
Why it Matters
When a manufacturer builds the chair, the company can do more quality assurance testing. That’s why chairs manufactured in North America often have a strong warranty.
Wooden chairs manufactured in North America have an average lead time of six weeks. Chairs manufactured overseas have an average lead time of six to 12 weeks. That lead time can get even longer depending on the time of year and international challenges, such as the coronavirus and Chinese New Year.
Chairs manufactured overseas might be less expensive than chairs manufactured in North America. However, international politics can be a factor. For example, tariffs may cause a price increase.