Established in 1941 as Krueger Metal Products, Inc. in Aurora, Ill. The war effort made manufacturing resources scarce. Daily, founder Al Krueger would call on steel companies to purchase materials to manufacture the company’s first folding chairs. The scrap materials available determined what he could produce, a novel and flexible way of manufacturing. Even today, the environmentally conscious company finds new ways to use resources wisely and innovatively. In 1945, Krueger moved its headquarters to Green Bay, Wis. to support the company’s continued growth.
Today, KI is approaching $700 million in sales and ranks as the sixth-largest contract furniture manufacturer in the industry. KI employs nearly 3,000 people and currently operates nine manufacturing facilities around the globe.
KI’s product portfolio includes the following: architectural walls, desking systems, classroom desks, teacher desks, tables, classroom tables, conference tables, cafeteria tables, training tables, occasional tables, seating, task chairs, bariatric chairs, patient chairs, medical recliners, medical gliders, sleepers, side seating, guest chairs, stack chairs, nesting chairs, stools, classroom chairs, tablet arm chairs, lounge seating, lobby benches, multiple seating, school library furniture, task lighting, casegoods, auditorium seating, fixed seating, lecture hall seating, seminar tables, lecterns, dormitory furniture, filing cabinets, lateral files, panel systems and more.