The Longaberger Company
What do you like about doing business in Ohio?
Ohio is our home. The Longaberger family has a proud heritage of basketmaking that began more than 100 years ago in the town of Dresden. We have nurtured our craft here, and have grown our company with the values of hard work and tenacity that are so common among the people of our state.
Description of business:
The Longaberger Company was founded in 1973 and is America's premier maker of handcrafted baskets and provider of home and lifestyle products. Longaberger is based in Newark, Ohio, the location of its famous Home Office in the shape of a basket. Longaberger also operates Longaberger Homestead, a favorite shopping, dining and entertainment destination in Frazeysburg, Ohio, also home to its basketmaking facility. More than 200,000 people visit Longaberger each year. Longaberger has long been recognized for its philanthropic efforts, from community service to its annual Horizon of Hope campaign that has raised more than $15 million for breast cancer research and education and reached more than 20 million women nationwide with potentially lifesaving information. It has been a strong supporter of the military and military families through its Military Cares program. The company has received the American Cancer Society's Corporate Impact Award, Pillar Award for Community Service and the U.S. Department of the Army, Commander's Award for Public Service for meritorious contributions in support of Family Readiness Groups, among others. In addition to preserving the family's basketmaking craft that dates back more than 100 years, the company provides economic opportunity to women and men who sell Longaberger directly to customers.
|Location:||1500 East Main Street, Newark, Ohio 43055, Licking County|
|Type of Industry:||Manufacturing/Direct Sales|
|Products/Services:||Handcrafted hardwood maple baskets, Longaberger WoodCrafts® basket dividers and lids, Vitrified pottery and dinnerware, Other home and lifestyle products|
|Number of Current Employees:||850|
|Year Company Started:||1973|
*All information was submitted by the company.