Facts on The Longaberger Company

longaberger-facts_img_0Founded in 1973, The Longaberger Company is America’s premier maker of handcrafted baskets and offers other products for the home, including pottery, wrought iron, fabric accessories and specialty foods. Longaberger is based in Newark, Ohio, and nearly 60,000 Independent Home Consultants located in all U.S. states sell Longaberger products directly to customers.

Background

• Longaberger’s basketmaking operation comprises the largest collection of artisans in the nation
• In 2005, Independent Longaberger Home Consultants sold more than 15 million Longaberger products; more than 3.1 million of these products were baskets
• Approximately 3 million guests have visited Longaberger Homestead® since its opening in 1999

Products

• Handcrafted hardwood maple baskets
• Longaberger WoodCrafts® basket dividers and lids
• Vitrified pottery and dinnerware
• Wrought iron products
• Handbags and personal accessories
• Fabric accessories
• The Longaberger Kitchen™ foods
• Candles, beverage ware, flatware and other items for the home.

Recognitions and rankings

• Conservation Colleague Award for ongoing environmental commitment, The Nature Conservancy-Ohio, 2004
• Vision For Tomorrow Award for commitment to community, Direct Selling Association, 2003
• Rated one of the top 500 largest privately held companies by Forbes magazine, 1996-2001
• Ranked 18th on Working Woman magazine’s list of largest woman-owned U.S. companies, 2001
• Recognized as one of 10 most generous U.S. companies by George magazine and Newman’s Own, Inc., 1999
• Longaberger Golf Club achieved top ranking in Zagat Survey – America’s Golf Courses for facilities and guest service in 2005 and was named one of 16 five-star public golf courses by Golf Digest – Best Places to Play 2004-2005

Facilities

• Dresden, Ohio: Birthplace of the Longaberger family. Company-owned facilities include Bonnie Longaberger Senior Center™, Longaberger University®, Popeye’s Soda Shop, World’s Largest Basket™, The Patio Shops, Longaberger Home and Garden and The Clothing Store
• Manufacturing Campus, Frazeysburg, Ohio: Basketmaking Operations, Staining, WoodCrafts Facility, Handles Facility and Customer Fulfillment Center
• Longaberger Homestead, Frazeysburg, Ohio: Shopping, dining, entertainment and educational destination
• Longaberger Golf Club®, Nashport, Ohio: 72 par, 18-hole Arthur Hills-designed public golf course
• Home Office, Newark, Ohio: housing corporate offices including sales, customer service, merchandising and marketing, communications, finance and accounting, purchasing, human resources, information technology and others
• The Place Off The Square™, Newark, Ohio: 117-room hotel with dining and conference facilities open to the public
• Hartville Facility, Hartville, Ohio: Log preparation and veneering operations
• Port Washington Facility, Port Washington, Ohio: lumber processing operations

For full information about the Longaberger Company visit http://www.longaberger.com

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