Sound-Craft


Sound-Craft Systems, Inc., located atop Petit Jean Mountain has long been supplying the presentation needs of users for almost 60 years with its Lecternettes®, Portapages, wood lecterns, and multimedia lecterns. It’s the rare speaker who hasn’t used a Sound-Craft product some time during his or her career. Originally begun as a Pittsburgh-based ...Read More

Sound-Craft

Sound-Craft Systems, Inc., located atop Petit Jean Mountain has long been supplying the presentation needs of users for almost 60 years with its Lecternettes®, Portapages, wood lecterns, and multimedia lecterns. It’s the rare speaker who hasn’t used a Sound-Craft product some time during his or her career.

Originally begun as a Pittsburgh-based commercial sound contracting firm in the early 1940’s by Henry Shaw, Sound-Craft Systems was formally incorporated as a manufacturing firm in 1947. In the late 1950’s Mr. Shaw, taken by the beauty of Petit Jean Mountain, decided to relocate the firm from the Pittsburgh area to its present site.

Manufacturing operations began in a small schoolhouse located on the current parking lot, and continued there until an after-hours electrical fire destroyed the operation in December of 1973. Rather than concede to the devastating loss, the firm continued on and conducted business in temporary shelters until the present structure could be built.

In the late 1970’s, due to ill health, Henry Shaw sold the firm to several employees, including Mr. Shaw’s son, and a local investor from Morrilton. The business continued to grow, and during the early 1980’s purchased two competitors, Portasound and Sound Masters, and folded them into the existing operation. It was during this period that the firm began manufacturing solid hardwood lecterns on a production basis, a unique departure from competitive plastic laminate or wood veneer lecterns.

The company’s offerings have grown to include a wide variety of veneered, laminated, and carpeted products with particular focus on multimedia lecterns, distance learning consoles, carts, and enclosures designed to house the latest in today’s presentation technology. New products and custom designs appear on a regular basis.

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