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Adding jobs in Amish country

Friday, April 28, 2017

Who doesn’t love a beautiful, hand-crafted piece of furniture?Adding drawers to a chest

Daniel’s Amish® Collection produces bedroom and dining furniture at two factories in Holmes County. 

And, they’re adding jobs, thanks to a $50,000 grant from our Jobs Growth Fund.Chris Karman and Vince Parisi in an addition to the factory

Vince Parisi, our vice president of finance and regulatory affairs, visited the plant and got an education in furniture making. He watched as craftsmen turned raw stock into tables, chests and other pieces ready for your home. In come red oak, maple, cherry, hickory, and quartersawn white oak. Out go truckloads of beautiful furniture.

Did you know Daniel’s Amish® sources its wood from sustainable timberlands? That’s one of many reasons why their president, Chris Karman, is so proud of his company.

Vince even met Daniel Yoder himself. He described his first workshop – a room so small that if he had a board over eight feet long, he had to open a window to cut it. 

Columbia Cares about jobs and growth because they’re so important to our communities. We’re excited to help companies like Daniel’s Amish® continue to thrive.