It's not a fad. It's our history.
Founding Fleetwood in 1955, Norwood E. Hubbell was a pioneer on many fronts. In insight-led design, he identified schools’ need for flexible furniture on wheels before mobility was considered a spatial solution. He believed in the concept so strongly he named the company Fleetwood because it made wood furniture that was “fleet of foot.”
Second, Norwood was also a man of strong faith who set up Fleetwood to give a large portion of its profits to missions, which it does to this day.
And third, Norwood believed in people. Because of his philosophies, Fleetwood is now one of 2,000 United States fully owned ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) companies.