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LION’S WOOD BAN­QUET FUR­NI­TURE

- Furniture · Infectious Diseases · Interior Design · Health Conditions · Baltimore

HEAD­QUAR­TERS: Bal­ti­more FOUNDER: Bosley Wright. CEO: Greg Ban­delin EM­PLOY­EES: 65

Lion’s Wood Ban­quet Fur­ni­ture usu­ally makes rolling buf­fets and serv­ing sta­tions for restau­rants, ho­tels and nurs­ing homes out of a 50,000-square-foot fac­tory in Bal­ti­more. But the coronaviru­s out­break pushed CEO and coowner Ban­delin, 42, a col­lege dropout who had pre­vi­ously owned a cafe, to quickly shift gears. It now sells in­door din­ing room and bar fur­ni­ture repurposed for the pan­demic. It re­cently re­con­fig­ured lo­ca­tions of pub­licly traded pub chain Clyde’s and is man­u­fac­tur­ing plex­i­glass di­viders for gro­cery stores and face shields for mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties. The move seems to be work­ing, as sales for the past 12 months (through Au­gust) in­creased 50%, to $16 mil­lion.

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