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Flexsteel Industries Honored by Furniture Today

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January 14, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

Ray Allegrezza and Dwayne Welch present the Supplier of the Year award to Flexsteel executives Jim Richardson, Ron Klosterman and Lee Fautsch.

Ray Allegrezza and Dwayne Welch (at left) presented the Supplier of the Year award to Flexsteel executives Jim Richardson, Ron Klosterman and Lee Fautsch in December.

Ron Klosterman, president and CEO of Flexsteel Industries Inc., accepted Furniture Today’s “2009 Supplier of the Year” award for the company during the magazine’s 13th annual Leadership Conference in Naples, Fla. last month.

Upon accepting the award, Klosterman thanked Furniture Today and the industry. He said the honor was validation for the 1,500-plus Flexsteel employees who “come to work every day and provide great product and service to all the dealers we serve.” In addition, Klosterman thanked the retailers who work with Flexsteel and case goods division Wynwood, saying: “The independent dealer has always been the backbone of our company.”

Flexsteel, which provides furniture to the RV industry and other markets, was cited as a cornerstone of the furniture industry and well-deserving of the award, according to Furniture Today’s editor-in-chief, Ray Allegrezza, when the award was announced earlier. He also called Flexsteel an “American success story.”

“(Flexsteel) which makes seating products for virtually every application, has more than a 100-year-history as a credible, reliable and innovative supplier,” said Allegrezza.

The publicly traded company sells its well-known furniture across the globe and operates seven U.S. manufacturing plants and two permanent showrooms.

Further information on Flexsteel Industries Inc. can be accessed at http://flexsteel.com.

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