Founded in 1926 as a residential wood seating company, Paoli has evolved
into a premiere provider of wood office furniture to the national
market. Our success has been fueled by our companyÍs legacy of quality,
craftsmanship, and superior customer care as well as our ability to
adapt to changing market conditions and deliver a rich array of
solutions that meet customer needs. Looking forward, we will continue
our strong customer focus and act every day to help you be more
Key events in Paoli history:
Begins producing chairs for the national office market and contracting out the construction of desks to accompany the chairs.
Ceases production of residential chairs.
Begins manufacturing wood casegoods for the national office market.
Opens showroom in ChicagoÍs Merchandise Mart, the worldÍs largest design center.
Opens 1.2 MSF headquarters and manufacturing facility in Orleans, Indiana.
Opens showroom in the Washington Design Center, Washington, D.C.
Acquires Whitehall, a manufacturer of value-conscious office seating and furniture.
Marks 75th anniversary with Seven-Five, an innovative tilt swivel chair.
Opens showroom in New York City.
Launches best-selling casegoods lines Revolve and Revival.
Opens showroom in Costa Mesa, California.
Exceeds $100 million in sales.
Acquired by HNI Corporation, the worldÍs second-largest office furniture manufacturer.
Launches Paoli InTWO, offering made-to-order casegoods with two-week shipping.
Launches Paoli Healthcare, an innovative collection of fully
integrated, healthcare-specific casegoods and seating. The collection
includes the Glider chair, winner of three design awards.
Expands Chicago showroom to 13,000 SF.
Greenguard certification awarded to Paoli Healthcare seating for patient rooms and lobbies.
Launches PaoliConnect, an online product ordering system that increases the speed and convenience of doing business with Paoli.
Launches PaoliSales.com, an online reference and order status
application for Paoli sales representatives to enhance customer service
and speed information flow.
Launches the Whitehall Collection, a high-value offering of desk
series, modular furniture and a full range of seating models formerly
marketed under the Whitehall Furniture brand.
Launches an expanded Paoli inTWO offering, adding the full seating
selection and two newly-introduced casegoods series to this two-week
shipping program for made-to-order furniture.
Receives Indoor Advantage» certification for seventeen executive
seating series that meet the criteria of the ANSI / BIFMA Furniture
Emissions Standard as tested and certified by Scientific Certification