Floyd T. Bonner
Floyd Bonner, owner of Bonner’s Sewing Center in Decatur, Alabama, has devoted more than 35 years to the sewing industry. As both an independent sewing machine dealer and as an employee of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Floyd has displayed the attributes that make him a successful businessperson and a fine man. His hard work, patience and unwavering dedication to his customers are the epitome of the independent sewing machine dealer.
Floyd began his career at the Singer Sewing Machine Company in 1960. Within a year, he was promoted to store manager and managed several company stores until 1975, when he was named district manager. While working at Singer, Floyd received numerous sales achievement awards and was well-known for his tireless efforts on behalf of the company and the sewing machine industry.
Following his successful career at Singer, Floyd opened his first sewing machine store in 1980. Since that time, he has provided his customers with an unsurpassed level of friendly service and helpful advice. Floyd’s customers have reaped the benefits of his years of experience in the sewing machine industry. But more than that, Floyd is known and respected as a man who places the highest premium on honesty, and one who is always more concerned with high customer satisfaction, than high profits.
As a dealer, Floyd has been recognized frequently by both Singer and the New Home Sewing Machine Company for outstanding sales. Floyd’s love of the industry is reflected in his devotion to his customers and his ultimate success as an independent sewing machine dealer.
1995 Vacuum & Sewing Hall of Fame Inductee