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Ashley Breaks Ground on 877,230 Square-Foot Distribution Center
Ashley Furniture broke ground this week on a new distribution and fulfillment center in Mesquite, Texas, that will span about 20 acres under roof when completed next fall.
The company said the 877,230 square-foot facility will replace a leased distribution center Ashley has operated since 2015.
“We are excited to establish our presence in the state of Texas and in the Mesquite community,” said Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley. “The investment our company is making in this facility is a direct example of our continued commitment to our customers and servicing them in a timelier fashion.”
He said the additional space will allow Ashley improved “speed to market” through higher in-stock levels to better serve the region’s customers.
With the completion of the new, larger facility in September 2018, the company will add close to 100 new jobs over the next year. Approximately 171 currently are employed at the existing distribution center.
"The hundreds of jobs Ashley Furniture is bringing to the Lone Star State is the latest example of the economic diversification Texas enjoys,” said Governor Greg Abbott. "I am proud to help break ground on such an impressive facility that will be an economic boost to the Mesquite community and the Texas economy. The strength and spirit of hardworking Texans has been on full display these past few weeks, and that is exactly what Ashley Furniture is investing in with their new facility in Texas."