Over 150 Years of Progress
What began in 1855 as a lone frontier logging operation has become one of the longest-standing family enterprises in the western United States. Today, the Laird Norton name represents a company with diverse interests and a family comprised of more than 400 members.
The Laird Norton Company is a unique synthesis of business achievement and family involvement. Over the course of a century and a half, LNC’s investments have demonstrated foresight and patience. In the same span, the Laird Norton family has developed an inclusive culture and philanthropic spirit. Collectively, these strengths foster the continued growth of this family enterprise.
The key to LNC’s longevity is our ability to balance the inherent trade-offs between shareholder expectations, family program expenses, and capital needs of our businesses. This balance is a paradox that constantly challenges management and the LNC Board to find creative solutions in order to ensure that the Laird Norton family enterprise thrives for generations to come. Another key to our longevity is the trust that the family places in the board and management to lead the family enterprise through these difficult challenges. This trust is the result of demonstrated results and frequent communication.