The Locals: The Orono Group

Think back to the good old days – the space between the 50 and 90’s when so much happened in and to small town Ontario. Curveply, Plydesign and Nesting furniture were The Orono Group. One of the two largest employers in this area, with the Ontario Forest-ry being the other. In those days summer students generally had the two to choose from. A good percentage of the population worked at either Curveply or Plydesign or Nesting furniture. There are lots of memories associated with a novel, innovative company that started in 1949 by Ted Samuel.

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