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Woodard furniture featured in art exhibition

Company honored for its contribution to American furniture industry


Woodard, an innovative outdoor furniture manufacturer, is being featured in a major exhibition sponsored by the Shiawassee Art Center in Owosso, Mich.

As an American-based, pioneering manufacturer of wrought iron, aluminum and all-seasons wicker outdoor furniture, Woodard is being honored and recognized for its important and historical contributions to the American furniture industry for the past 146 years.

Focusing on Woodard's time-honored tradition of quality and innovation, the exhibit will run for two months from June 1-July 29 on the main floor of the Shiawassee Art Center in Owosso. The exhibit will display three centuries worth of designs, spanning from the original wood chairs that were made in the late 1800s to today's current wrought iron furniture. The exhibit will also include Woodard designs that are currently part of the permanent collections in both the Smithsonian and Cooper-Hewitt Museums.

"We are excited to be a part of this exhibition and see it as an opportunity to share with others the roots of Woodard as well as the growth and change that have been a part of our heritage over the past 146 years," said Matt Weiss, senior vice president of sales and marketing, Woodard.

The exhibit is a source of dignity and esteem for a company that has been proudly based in Owosso since its founding in 1866, according to a company announcement. Woodard looks forward to continuing the Made in America ideals, traditions and craftsmanship implemented by its founders in Owosso all those years ago and is excited to share its history with the community and the industry alike.

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