The man behind The Factory Workers, Tom Marchetty, designs, fabricates, and hand-makes each Heirloom Piece of furniture in Collingswood, New Jersey. The old 1920’s movie theater, which is now home to The Factory Workers, has been converted into a state-of-the-art woodworking and metalworking studio.
Tom Marchetty’s family business, Marchetty Machinery, has been servicing woodworking and metalworking machinery for large businesses, schools and factories in South Jersey and Philadelphia since the 1970’s. Tom Marchetty has a competitive advantage to woodworking due to his extensive knowledge and experiences with fine tuning and repairing those woodworking machines. Tom always says, “You need to listen to the machine, it’ll speak to you!” which means if you are taking too much material off, the machine will scream and you will get poor results. If the machine is whispering to you, it means its happy because it is tuned properly and that you are running the machine the way it should be ran, giving you precision and excellent results.