Company Name: Winesburg Chair, LTD
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
- Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 50
- Jobs retained: 162
- Capital Investment: $4,500,000
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.
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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