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La-Z-Boy Inc.

La-Z-Boy Inc. closed Pilliod Furniture's Swanton, OH, manufacturing plant in September. Pilliod is a subsidiary of LADD Furniture, a La-Z-Boy company. The closure eliminated 130 of Pilliod's 830 workers. In January, the company introduced Explorer, a recliner designed to be used with Microsoft's WebTV Plus. Explorer has a tray table that folds out of the left arm and holds an infrared keyboard, a high-speed laptop modem jack and an electrical outlet. In March, the company appointed David M. Risley as senior vice president and CFO.
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Publication:Wood & Wood Products
Article Type:Brief Article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jun 1, 2001
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