LION’S WOOD BANQUET FURNITURE
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.