In Marietta, returning Confederate soldier James Remley Brumby dreamed of a better future and started making flour barrels. When flour sacks replaced barrels, Brumby switched to manufacturing rocking chairs with the help of his brother Tom. The rockers are one of the oldest Georgia manufactured products still being made today. Betty Proctor Holbrook, workshop manager for Brumby Chair Company, knows customers can tell the difference as soon as they sit in a Brumby. The chair company grew to become Marietta’s largest employer.