Andrew Malcolm was the founder of Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company. The beautiful, Canadian-made furniture was used in many Canadian Hotels.
In 1874 Malcolm formed a partnership with a young Scotsman John Watson, who owned a furniture shop in Kincardine, Ontario. The company named Watson and Malcolm began producing furniture at Kincardine.
In 1897 Watson died. Andre Malcolm’s sons Andrew and James joined the business, and it became Andrew Malcolm Furniture Company. The furniture factory was based in Listowel from 1900.