Mechanics Furniture Co. Formed in the Spring of 1890, with the following officers: L.M. Noling, President; John Ek, Vice-President; Jonas Peters, Secretary; A. P. Floberg, Treasurer; Alfred Kjerner, superintendent, Manufacture a line of hall trees, desks, book-cases and cabinets. Capital, $75,000; employ eighty hands, with an annual pay roll of $40,000, and a product of $125,000. The factory is of brick and frame, located at the corner of Seminary Street and the C. & I. Crossing [Chicago & Iowa Railway], The building is 80 x 144 feet in size and four stories high.
Source: “Industrial and Picturesque Rockford,” by Eugene Browne and F. Ford Rowe, 1891.