Fulbright Industries was a furniture manufacturing business in Fayetteville, AK, owned and operated by the local Fulbright family. The furniture manufacture was an outgrowth of Phipps Lumber Company, which was headed by U.S. Senator J. William Fulbright. Phipps manufactured farm implements, including wooden plow handles and other tool components. In or about 1950, in order to offset the financial difficulties brought about by reduced demand after the war, Fulbright formed Fulbright Industries, in order to save the wood working operations of Phipps through diversification. Fulbright enrolled the assistance of his friend, architect Edward Durell Stone, who designed distinctively modern furniture to be produced... more.