Manhasset Specialty Co., manufacturer of music stands and accessories, is celebrating 85 years. The company dates back to 1935, when inventor/musician Otto Lagervall set out to develop a better music stand. He succeeded in developing the first Manhasset music stands. His first music stands were produced using the highest quality materials and workmanship, a tradition that still continues today, stated the company.
When the company was founded, Lagervall lived in Manhasset, N.Y., adopting the name of that city for his new company. During the 1940s, Lagervall moved the company to Yakima, Wash., where the company continues to operate today. “Uncle Otto was always looking for ways to make products better. In addition to Manhasset Stands, he started other companies like Yakima Rooftop Carriers and developed several other product innovations still in use today,” said Steve Lagervall, nephew of Otto Lagervall.
Added Dan Roberts, president and general manager of Manhasset Stands. “Over the years, the company has introduced many new music stand designs and new accessory products that have become great sellers. Numerous production improvements have been made to the company’s manufacturing processes allowing the company to continue producing excellent quality products here in the U.S.A! We are constantly searching for new material improvements and new processes that will help make our great quality music stands even more durable and dependable. As a result, our efforts made it possible for the company to offer a lifetime warranty on our music stands.”
Manhasset Stands’ is an employee-owned (ESOP) business, where every employee-owner is committed to continuing the “tradition of exceptional quality” that the company is known for. “It is very satisfying to everyone at Manhasset to see its music stands in use on stages in countries around the world! Manhasset promises that there will be a number of surprises coming in 2020,” concluded the company. “Please stay tuned!”