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Winesburg Chair Company Plans 3-Phase Expansion in Holmes County

Winesburg Chair plans to build a new space and invest in automated equipment and computerized machines that will improve production output to meet growing demand

Mon Jun 28 2021

Company Name: Winesburg Chair, LTD
Location: Winesburg
Country of Origin: U.S.
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Winesburg Chair manufactures American Made furniture from forest to fabrication. The family-operated company, founded 20 years ago in Winesburg, has experienced growth west of the Mississippi River resulting from a contract with Berkshire Hathaway’s Nebraska Furniture market locations in Kansas, Texas, Nebraska, and Iowa. Winesburg Chair sells through a network of furniture stores throughout the U.S.
Company Website: www.palettesbywinesburg.com

Project Summary:

Type of Project: Expansion

Jobs:

  • Jobs committed: 50
  • Jobs retained: 162

Capital Investment: $4,500,000

Company Need:

Winesburg Chair Company is considering an expansion of its workforce and facilities due to the doubling of sales over the past seven years. The company also plans to invest in automated equipment and computerized machines that will improve production output to meet growing demand.

“We have been selecting and harvesting the timber for our products, shaping it in our sawmill, and building quality furniture from its roots up for 20 years. We are most appreciative to OhioSE, JobsOhio, and Holmes County Economic Development Council for their continued support.”
Bryan Coblentz
Owner, Winesburg Chair, LTD

Why Ohio?

Winesburg Chair is planning a three-phase expansion that is projected to result in the creation of 50 new full-time jobs.

Ohio is the No. 1 state for wood furniture manufacturing and Southeast Ohio is home to coveted Appalachian Hardwoods. In the region, wood products manufacturing is driven by a workforce four times more specialized than the national average. Ohio also has the third largest advanced manufacturing workforce in the U.S.

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Collaborators:

JobsOhio, Ohio Southeast Economic Development (OhioSE), Holmes County Economic Development Council, and the Ohio Development Services Agency

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