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|Base Finish: Stainless steel||Top Finish: Stainless steel|
|Distressed: No||Base Material: Metal|
|Top Material: Metal||Solid Wood Construction: No|
|Style: Industrial||Display Case: No|
|Drop Leaf/Expandable: No||Mirror Included: No|
|Open Storage: Yes||Drawers Included: No|
|Cabinets Included: No||Shelves Included: Yes|
|Doors Included: No||Leg Finish: Stainless steel|
|Wine Rack: No||Stemware Rack: No|
|Eco-Friendly: No||Country of Manufacture: United States|
|Assembly Required: No|
The blacksmith used a sycamore tree placed on three legs to straighten horseshoes. The wooden block absorbed the shock of the smith's hammer. When the butcher saw the block where the anvil was resting, he realized he could use one in his meat market. So John Boos made him one and the rest is history. In the early days the butcher blocks were built for commercial meat markets. At the turn of the century meat purchased at the local market was not refrigerated or frozen, but hung.
The company currently occupies approximately 150,000 sq.ft. of total production capacity in Effingham, IL and approximately 65,000 sq.ft. of manufacturing capacity in Philipsburg, PA and Suring, WI, which produce wooden school furniture. The company has four dry kilns that will dry up to 210,000 board feet of lumber on a continual basis. There are 140 employees in the Effingham facility. Most of the hardwoods used for manufacturing is shipped from Great Lakes states via truck, while their second largest commodity, stainless steel, comes from steel warehouses and distribution centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and St.Louis. The company currently is cutting up about five million feet of maple and oak each year.
Current Products & Markets
The wood and metal products are listed with the National Sanitation Foundation, the leader in sanitation agencies for approving equipment to be installed in foodservice and supermarket operations. The products must have approval of various sanitation agencies in order to be accepted by the industry. The stainless steel product group, which continues to expand, now includes stainless steel sinks, shelves, carts, etc. One of the outgrowths of their stainless steel plant and our wood plant is the new Cucina series of foodservice carts made from northern hard rock maple and foodservice grade stainless steel. The product has received instant acceptance from professional, as well as domestic chefs throughout North America. Sales are made through major gourmet catalog companies, as well as foodservice equipment dealers. Mixing the two materials provides John Boos & Co. with a competitive edge as the manufacturing begins and ends in Effingham, IL.
Not just for the kitchen
A Hopkins from AZ
We were looking for something more modern, and we found this shelving unit for the kitchen. It was a lot of the style we were looking for, so we risked buying it. This is really good looking, well built piece that fits in well with a modern style room. Yes, there are some scuffs but if you buy real steel furniture you should except it. The item was extremely well packed and the shelves are reinforced with metal braces, so weight is not a problem. For the kitchen or the living room it worked for us.
A niece piece for a modern dining room.
I from NJ – Verified Buyer
Stylish and sturdy. I have it in my dining room but it can be used in any room. If you like simple, clean design, you will love this product.