Page 2 - Gasser Chair Company - Gaming Product Summary Catalog

With a few ideas and
strong work ethic, they
set up shop to work
with a relatively new
material at the time,
aluminum. Tapping
into some of the local
expertise available
in their industrial
hometown area of Youngstown, Ohio, they began providing
services to local companies, such as assembling aluminum
storm windows and screens, welding aluminum beer kegs, and
even fabricating custom parts for a prototype helicopter.
Driven to develop their own product line, they began
designing and manufacturing aluminum-frame dinette sets.
With minor success selling these chairs and tables close to
home, a young George Gasser loaded a few chairs into the
back of his car and
headed to Chicago
to exhibit at the
National Restaurant
Show. Attendees were
intrigued by Gasser’s
highly
durable,
lightweight
chairs
and, at the close of
the show, George left Chicago with a nice order, several good
leads and a whole new market to develop.
The brothers realized that if their young company was going
to succeed, however, innovative design alone was not going
to be enough. It was during this period in the company’s
history that the key components of their business – enduring
work ethics, sound engineering principles and meticulous
attention to detail – were established.
It was in the mid-forties that the three Gasser
brothers, Louis, Roger and George, decided to
combine their talents and set out on the next
phase of their lives.
Photo: (From left to right) Louis Gasser, Roger Gasser and George Gasser