In 1944 in Hanover, Pennsylvania, Wilton Carlyle Dinges creates the Electrical Machine and Equipment Company (Emeco) and employs local steel workers. World War II brings a big uptick in business. Specifically, a government commission for a particular kind of chair. A chair to withstand the American Navy which leads to the birth of the famous 1006 Navy chair made from aluminium.
It started with scrap aluminium and the green philosophy continues today with the companies approach to design and the use of recycled materials.
Popular Emeco products include Navy chair in aluminium and the coke bottle recycled Navy chair.
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