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Humble beginnings - The Story of the Basket Building
« on: August 29, 2013, 12:10:53 AM »
Longaberger has an extensive history dating back to 1919 when J. W. Longaberger started making Baskets at the Dresden Basket Factory in Dresden, OH.  This factory closed down durning the great depression and remained closed until J. W. 's son, Dave and Daughter-in-law purchased the factory in 1976 making handwoven baskets with their father who never gave up his love of basket making. J. W. Passed away just shortly after the business took off.

1978 Dave started his successful direct sales/ home sales program. 
1984 His daughter Tammi Joined the company.
10 years later, Tammi was give the title president and worked with her father until his death in 1999.
Since then Tammi has diversified the company producing several lines of handcrafted products through direct sales.

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