The brand was founded in 1904 as a producer of wooden toys in a sawmill powered by the Minnewawa River in Marlborough, NH. Soon afterward, venerable FAO Schwarz became one of our first commercial retailers. Many years later, our brand correctly spotted the opportunity to invent and pioneer the commercial distribution of wood furniture for Early Learning and Institutional Childcare environments, markets in which we operate to this day. Our products are available through carefully selected educational distributors, dealers and retailers that sell to schools, childcare centers, Head Start facilities, churches, libraries and museums in North America and throughout the world. While much has changed over 116 years of our brand's rich history, our sole focus has endured: To create products of the highest quality that delight and inspire children to learn.