MONROE, Mich. (September 29, 2011) - On a quest to discover how some of the most iconic products in the U.S. are made, a new Travel Channel show selected La-Z-Boy
furniture for its premiere episode. George Motz, host of Travel Channel's newest television show "Made in America," recently journeyed to the La-Z-Boy furniture plant in Siloam Springs, Ark., to personally assist in building a recliner. "Made in America" will premiere on October 4 with an episode that showcases what thousands of skilled workers at La-Z-Boy furniture plants do every day in America and why La-Z-Boy remains a quintessential American brand.
"The show highlights the quality craftsmanship that goes into building and assembling custom-made La-Z-Boy furniture," said Kevin Harmon, general manager at La-Z-Boy Arkansas in
Siloam Springs, Ark. "Our Siloam Springs employees are skilled, hardworking people with a true talent for building furniture and we think audiences will be impressed when they see us in action."
As a part of his day long filming visit in May 2011, George Motz, accompanied by a camera crew, toured each section of the La-Z-Boy South manufacturing facility in Siloam Springs. Starting with an overview of the plant with Harmon, Motz learned about the materials La-Z-Boy uses to build its furniture and how many materials come from domestic sources and are then shipped to five La-Z-Boy manufacturing plants in the United States.
"The day of filming was a crash course in furniture assembly for George," said Harmon, "It truly showcased the hard work that goes into making a custom piece of La-Z-Boy furniture."
Next, the crew filmed in the polyurethane department, where Motz helped cut the large foam blocks into seats, backs and arms and learned why La-Z-Boy
furniture is so comfortable. Motz also helped to assemble all of the parts into a
recliner - testing and inspecting for quality and comfort all along the way. Finally, he applied the fabric cover and upholstered the recliner with a stylish colored pattern.
La-Z-Boy currently features a "Made in America" seal on its furniture to help consumers identify products assembled in America. The upcoming episode will teach consumers even more about the company's American heritage and will demonstrate the hard work that goes into building quality, comfortable,
custom La-Z-Boy furniture every day. La-Z-Boy has more than 5,000 American employees and operates five manufacturing plants in the U.S.
Each week "Made in America" travels from city to city to find out how some of the most iconic products in the world are made. The premiere episode of the show will highlight Crayola, Gibson and La-Z-Boy. For more information about the La-Z-Boy, consumers can visit
www.la-z-boy.com. Tune in to the Travel Channel for "Made in America" featuring La-Z-Boy on Tuesday, October 4 at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. For more information about the show visit: