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Founder of A-Best & A-Plus Dies at 72

Founder of A-Best & A-Plus Dies at 72

Byron Hanson, age 72, of Owatonna, MN died February 13, 2018, at the Owatonna Hospital surrounded by family. In 1994, Byron founded A-Best Sew & Vac in Albert Lea, MN under the management of his oldest son, Vern, and his wife, Lisa. With Byron and Janet’s guidance and counsel, A-Best Sew & Vac flourished, growing exponentially over nearly three decades. Vern and Lisa later bought the business and under their ownership it became one of the top Janome Sewing Machine dealerships in the United States.