Haeger Potteries to Close After 145 Years
Haeger Potteries will cease its manufacturing operations in East Dundee, Ill.
After more than 100 years in business, Haeger Potteries will cease its manufacturing operations in East Dundee, Ill. The company expects to finish production near the end of May 2016.
“In this, our 145th anniversary year, this is the most difficult decision we have faced,” said Alexandra Haeger Estes, president. “The ongoing recession has reduced our customer base, and foreign competition has decimated our artware and decorative accessory business. Gift shops and independent furniture stores are almost non-existent, and the larger stores that have survived are purchasing goods from abroad. The reality is that we are finding it more and more difficult to compete in a market with significant wage pressure, increased regulation and generally rising costs. Haeger has an enormous connection to this community and is grateful for its ongoing support. We want to thank our wonderful and dedicated employees, our customers and suppliers for supporting our business over these many years.”
Haeger Potteries has operated as a family-owned American business for four generations since its founding in 1871.
For more information, visit www.haegerpotteries.com.