Company Name: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.
Industry Sector: Logistics and Distribution
Company Profile: Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world, and was named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2017. From design through fulfillment, Ashley is committed to delivering the world’s best home furnishing values, selection and service, and earning the loyalty and trust of its customers every day.
Company Website: www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesinc.com
- Type of Project: New location
- Jobs Committed: 300
- Capital Investment: $70,000,000
Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world, seeks to build a regional distribution hub to serve a variety of needs, including e-commerce fulfillment and store shipments
“This is a major move to expand our warehouse capacity to support brick-and-mortar retail operations, as well as our e-commerce growth. Providing access to nearly 50% of the U.S. population within a day’s drive, Etna’s location in Central Ohio is a strategic choice for Ashley. Our operations here will allow us to greatly expand our network and better serve customers across the country.” -Todd Wanek, president and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries
Ashley plans to build a new facility in Central Ohio to expand its already established national network of distribution centers. Ashley selected Ohio for its prime location and customer access.
Ohio is a well-established base for companies moving goods around the globe because of its geographic location and expansive infrastructure. Being just a one-day drive from more than 60 percent of U.S. and Canadian populations, Ohio provides fast accessibility to major cities including Chicago, New York City, and Toronto.
Ashley’s $70 million investment will be put toward building the facility along with machinery and equipment costs.
One Columbus, JobsOhio, the city of Etna, and the Ohio Development Services Agency