At the same time O'Sullivan officials were trying to maneuver their way out of paying $1.2 million worth of utility bills at their Lamar plant, they were busily preparing a Las Vegas show totally spotlighting their foreign imports...with little or no mention of the work being done locally.
The debut of the new O'Sullivan emphasis came during a home show at the opening of Building B at the World Market Center in Vegas.
According to Furniture Today:
Traffic also was heavy at O’Sullivan, where each of the introductions in the company’s new 1,800-square-foot showroom in Building B is imported, not made at its Lamar, Mo. facility. All pieces incorporate Ledalock, a no-tool, snap-lock assembly system, part of a new O'Sullivan partnership with fellow ready-to-assemble producer Leda.
Introductions include the formal and stately Kingsley collection in vintage chestnut with antique bronze hardware, hand-turned solid-wood feet, framed wood drawers and keyboard management; and Piedmont, a transitional piece in golden cherry with satin nickel hardware and hollow core tops.
All hardware is pre-assembled into pieces.
"We want consumers to be able to purchase case goods quality furniture from us at an RTA price," said Keri O’Connell, product manager.