Artone To Relocate, Add Product Line

Artone LLC will be celebrating its 40th year of operations in Chautauqua County this year. The company’s successful path and skilled workforce has led them to purchase and renovate a larger facility, and add new jobs to the area. This real estate purchase, at 1089 Allen St., Jamestown, was essential for efficiency, work-flow capabilities and future growth. The company has also recently added a new manufacturing line from out of state.

SteelGrain is a new division of Artone LLC focused on the health care market. Bob Bennington is the original inventor of the “steel chair with a wood grain look.” Bennington was brought to Jamestown as a consultant to assist in the start-up of SteelGrain. SteelGrain manufactures steel chairs, which are sold by CoolTree. CoolTree is the sales and marketing arm for all healthcare products.

Artone LLC was founded in 1974, and has become a world class supplier of comprehensive commercial and institutional furniture solutions. The company’s customers demand high-quality, custom-designed case goods, and Artone delivers the best combination of progressive style and turnkey products for the hospitality, store fixture, health care and commercial markets. Artone has the flexibility to develop everything from flat-panel production to completed case goods using materials such as laminates, woods, veneers, edge treatments, plastics, stone products, and metals; and the capacity to produce these items quickly and in quantity. Contract Furniture Installation, a division of Artone, is the installation arm for all products manufactured at Artone. The company offers complete quality service, from design to installation, of all their products.

Artone LLC was awarded a $300,000 AL Tech loan by the County of Chautauqua Industrial Development Agency to assist in the purchase of their new location.

“It’s a pleasure to witness such a stable and vibrant company expand, create jobs, and introduce a new product in the county,” said Carol Rasmussen of the CCIDA.

The company plans to complete the move from its current facility on 107 Institute St. in Jamestown to their new facility on Allen Street in July.

“I applaud the entire management team at Artone LLC on their success in expanding business operations,” said Chautauqua County Executive Vince Horrigan. “My tour of their new facility and first hand observation of the welders and machine operators in the new product manufacturing line brought a huge sense of excitement in the growth of a premier Chautauqua County business. Chautauqua County is on the move.”

The owners of Artone LLC and all divisions are: Michael Calimeri, president; Sebastian Calimeri, vice president; and Mark Arnold of Albion Investors.

“We would like to thank the entire community for the support we have received,” the Calimeris said. “We are extremely excited to be celebrating our 40th year in business and moving into a state-of-the-art facility. This will be a tremendous opportunity for Artone, its divisions, employees and the community.”