|Views of Mount Forest|
In 1900, the head office was relocated to Mount Forest, Ontario to take advantage of growing trade in eastern Canada. (At the same time, the company purchased a factory in Mason City, Iowa.) In Mount Forest, the Emil F. Zoellner Furniture Factory was purchased for $35,000, and plans were to employ 60 workers full-time. For some reason, the company failed to weather changes in the industry brought on by the First World War and the factory was bought in 1924 by Superior Converters, which made overalls. It burned to the ground in 1966.
|Workers at Superior Converters. From Homer. Mount Forest Magazine. Number One, 1994.|