CME Awards Program


Abram A. DeFehr (DeFehr Furniture & Palliser Furniture)


Founder of A. A. DeFehr Mfg which became what is today DeFehr Furniture and Palliser Furniture. The company was founded in 1944 in his North Kildonan basement and grew over many years into an international company with plants in Canada, United States, Mexico and Asia. Products included a full range of residential furniture. At its peak the company employed over 3,000 people in Manitoba. DeFehr was known for providing opportunity for immigrants and refugees.