Lee Industries

ABOUT

From Lee:

Since its inception, the mission of LEE Industries has been to create innovatively styled, high-quality home furnishings while adhering to a set of values that focus on their customers, the community and the environment.

In 1969, Bill and Dottie Coley opened a 7500 square foot factory in Newton, North Carolina, hired 10 people, and began crafting wood-framed upholstery pieces. In 1972 Chic Robinson joined the team as Executive Vice President in charge of financial, production, and administrative functions and helped propel LEE to a new level. From that humble beginning, LEE has expanded to four manufacturing plants and has grown to be a leader and innovator in environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.

As their company ... and their family ... grew, LEE expanded their product offering to include leather, machine washable slipcovers, exclusive designer collections, outdoor furniture, and the naturalLEE line of products.

LEE knows that a healthy community is the best way to support healthy manufacturing. In 2014, LEE introduced their LEE Loves Local campaign, a program that encourages communities to shop their local retailer and showcases artisans and small shop owners in the same community.

That same year, LEE celebrated the revitalization of downtown Conover, North Carolina, recapturing an abandoned furniture facility to create new corporate offices and manufacturing space for LEE in the heart of this small southern town.

As LEE approaches its 50th anniversary, it will continue to focus on the people, the products, and the practices that have proven successful over the years. LEE knows that there is nothing more valuable than a satisfied customer and enduring loyalty. LEE's quality and craftsmanship will continue to draw fans for years to come.

SUSTAINABILITY

From Lee:

NaturalLEE Story

Since 1969, LEE has been committed to manufacturing earth friendly products, using sustainable processes by people who care about the environment. In the early 1980's, LEE chose to use products that eliminated chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's) in foam cushions before it was mandated. Around the same time, LEE initiated waste reduction and recycling programs in all parts of the manufacturing process. It was taking these small, simple steps that laid the groundwork for future eco-friendly manufacturing.

As new technology has progressed and as new products are made available, LEE has made the effort to incorporate them into the manufacturing process. In 2006, LEE introduced naturalLEE, an option in upholstery that features soy-based cushions, fibers made from recycled plastic, organic fabrics for upholstery, and wood panels certified by FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) and SFI (Sustainable Forestry Initiative). With the success of the program and with LEE's commitment to the environment, the benefits and components of naturalLEE have been made standard on all LEE products.

Sustainability for LEE means making responsible choices today that will impact our future. How does LEE do this?

    • LEE has donated over 142,515 trees to American Forests through sales of naturalLEE.
    • The features of naturalLEE save 64 gallons of crude oil per day -this equals 28 trips around the world in one year!
    • Just one back cushion uses 116 recycled plastic bottles.
    • Over 95% of all manufacturing waste is recycled. In 2007 alone, LEE Industries recycled 41,280 pounds of plastic; 141,060 pounds of fabric and upholstery material; 145,600 pounds of cardboard; 13,116 pounds of cotton; and 10,020 pounds of plastic bottles, aluminum cans and paper.
    • LEE continues to incorporate new technologies to maximize fabric and leather yields.
    • LEE requires all vendors to have a Code of Conduct and adhere to those policies.

ORDER INFO

LEAD TIMES
CUSTOM ORDERS: 10-12 WEEKS
ORIGIN: USA

NOTE: CUSTOM ETAS ARE BASED ON AVAILABILITY OF MATERIALS.ETAS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UPON THE APPROVAL OF SPECIAL CUSTOMIZATIONS AND OTHER CONDITIONS SET OUT BY THE VENDOR UPON RECEIPT OF ORDER.STOCK ETAS ARE BASED ON PRODUCT AVAILABILITY. ALL ETAS ARE BASED ON AVERAGE SHIPPING CONDITIONS. SHIPPING TIMES MAY VARY DUE TO UNFORSEEN CIRCUMSTANCES.

ORDERS INCLUDING FRAME ADJUSTMENTS, CUSHION ADJUSTMENTS, CUSTOMER'S OWN MATERIAL (COM) AND ANY OTHER NON-STANDARD MODIFICATIONS MAY INCREASE THE OVERALL ETA.








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