Stories tagged with: Longaberger

November 27, 2012 - 2:02pm
3 years 34 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company is seeking companies to move into their 700 acre business park.

Longaberger President Tami Longaberger said the East Central Business Park will be located in buildings that lay behind its popular Homestead that sees over 100,000 visitors a year. Port Authority Executive Director said the area is ideal for business due to its closeness to the four lane State Route 16.

"What they got near Frazeysburg is the ground is flat, the infrastructure has...

July 27, 2012 - 1:37pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company made a major announcement concerning its operations.

During a speech in Columbus for 3,000 members of the companies sales field, CEO and President Tammi Longaberger said the company is in the process of bringing its full line of products to the United States. The company calls the move "Project Eagle."

Since the early 2000's the company's pottery manufacturing has taken place overseas in order to meet customers needs.

Longaberger said...

June 5, 2012 - 10:48am
4 years 7 weeks ago

The Longaberger Basket Company is rehiring 19 basketmakers to help meet demand for products.  Company Spokesman Russell Mack says all of the basketmakers had many years of experience and were laid off in January, which is a traditionally a slow cycle in the year.  Russell says the company is delighted to be able to re-hire these craftsmen and craftswomen.

May 11, 2012 - 5:26pm
4 years 10 weeks ago

It was a beautiful day for outdoor fun in Frazeysburg.

On Friday the Longaberger Company's Homestead held its annual Spring Fling.  Director of Special Communications Brenton Baker said the event celebrates the spring sale of up to 75% off original prices.

"We're excited to welcome about 2,800 guests this weekend," said Baker.  "We have lots of games that are fan favorites.  There's speed weaving and dash for baskets."

Event admission and...

January 9, 2012 - 5:19pm
4 years 28 weeks ago

The Longaberger Company has laid off some employees. Spokesman Russell Mack would not release the actual number but did confirm that there was a seasonal furlough of manufacturing employees. On January 5th of last year Longaberger laid off 95 employees citing that the first quarter is always the slowest selling season for the company. Mack says Monday's layoff represents a small percent of the work force. At last report Longaberger had 886 employeees.

August 19, 2011 - 11:51am
4 years 48 weeks ago

Here's your chance. You can enjoy two full days of live music, cooking demonstrations and prizes for free.

Longaberger Homestead is hosting their first annual Longaberger Music and Food Festival.  The festival features a variety of bands and several chefs who will prepare different specialty dishes.

"On Saturday, we have Bill Bird, the Corporate Chef for Zandex Health Care, he will be here featuring tailgating recipes. He will be doing pre-game, game time and post...

July 28, 2011 - 7:49am
4 years 51 weeks ago

Tami Longaberger is selling her mansion. The Chief Executive Officer of the basket making company is asking 15 million dollars for the 200 acre estate. The property is located in Nashport in Muskingum County and is a 20 room Georgian Brick mansion that is 57  thousand square feet and features seven bedrooms, 10 full bathrooms and three half-baths. It also features a horse barn, three ponds stocked with fish, a six car garage, a helicopter pad, a pool, a guest wing and a...

January 5, 2011 - 4:10pm
5 years 28 weeks ago

The Longaberger Basket Company announced today that it is laying off 95 employee.  Spokesman Tom Matthews says the first quarter of the year is always the slowest selling season for the company and the reduction of force is being based on the demand for product.  Matthews says 83 basket makers and 12 corporate office employees is the breakdown of the layoff.  Mathews says looking to 2011 the company is seeing an increase in on-line sales. He says in 2007 the company...

October 7, 2010 - 7:38am
5 years 41 weeks ago

The Longaberger Basket Company says it is calling back about 60 laid off basket makers in preparation for the holiday season. Company Spokesman Tom Matthews says many of the former employees have already returned and a few more will be called back this week. Matthews says the workers will help the company build inventory before the holidays. Matthews says the company is encouraged by some of its online sales numbers. The moves comes after a series of layoffs this year. Longaberger eliminated...

September 11, 2010 - 6:43pm
5 years 45 weeks ago

Basket collecting is a long-standing tradition for many locals.

Longaberger celebrates Heritage Days, the two-day event was held at Longaberger Homestead. All kinds of activities were set-up for the public; there was also a wide array of baskets on display for purchase.

"I mean there's tons of people here, lot's of different items, people are coming in here for a while, going to Dresden for a while but sales have been good," said Basket Vendor Greg Burr.

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