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Fancher Chair is one of the country’s oldest manufacturing companies with production dating to 1807.

The company is a 125,000 square foot wood working facility with about 125 employees. We are located in Western NY with excellent access to all the major hardwood species and competitive shipping to most metropolitan areas. We are a privately held company with a family atmosphere. Fancher has specialized in the construction of residential dining chairs, office chairs and specialty seating for libraries.

Types of chairs we produce include Residential Dining, Hospital, Contract-Office and Library-Institutional.

We have produced chairs for many of the most well-known furniture companies in the United States.

Styles that we have produced include Queen Anne, Chippendale, and Mission. Fancher Chair is also pleased to report that several of the products manufactured by our company are LEED certified. We have a number of initiatives in place in environmental efforts. Goals include the reduction of reliance on fossil fuels, utilizing lower VOC or HAPS finishes, increasing our use of certified harvested woods, and waste reduction including energy, water and raw materials.

Examples of some of the environmental initiatives currently underway at Fancher Chair:


Fancher Chair finishes meet and exceed the “Greenguard” standards for finish. As of Sept. of 2008 we have begun product development for a water based top coat system. We are currently implementing this system. This will reduce our HAPS and VOC’s significantly.

Raw Materials

Fancher Chair has “FSC” certification for “Chain of Custody” for projects this certification is required. Fancher Chair, for the most part, uses lumber from forests that are SFI certified or PEFC certified.


Fancher Chair uses recycled corrugated materials whenever possible. We also encourage our customers to ship their products uncartoned whenever practical. This saves the customer packaging cost as well as keeps the used cartons out of the waste stream.

Waste Stream Reduction

The sawdust generated at Fancher Chair is used for livestock bedding. The solid wood waste is used for heat and cooking in the Amish community. Our waste corrugated materials are collected and recycled.

Look for FSC® certified products. FSC-C009053

Enhancing Furniture's Environmental Culture

Exceeds Greenguard Standards

LEED Certified

Sustainable Forestry Initiative

Fancher Chair works to comply with industry standards in furniture manufacturing, such as:

  • A Conflict Mineral Policy
  • Occupational Health and Safety Policy
  • Human rights and labor principles
  • A Vendor code of Conduct
  • Prop65 -TSCA – Lacey- PFAS – TB-117 – Reach
  • Forest Product Procurement

Fancher Chair ~ P.O. Box 8 ~ Falconer, NY 14733 ~ Tel: 716-665-4313 ~ Fax: 716-661-3018
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