From Home Furnishing Business
Bush Inds. To Close Plant, Add Capacity to Jamestown Facility
By Home Furnishings Business in on April 2007
Major ready-to-assemble furniture vendor Bush Inds., Jamestown, N.Y., announced yesterday that it will close its satellite plant in Little Valley, N.Y., which manufactures and finishes specialty parts for the companys core furniture products.
Bush will consolidate Little Valleys production at its main Jamestown factory.
This is a continuation of our strategy that requires we leverage both the proven manufacturing capability of our domestic operations and the economies available to us through our global sourcing function, said James L. Sherbert, Bushs president and CEO, in an announcement. Bush remains predominantly a domestic manufacturer, yet efficiency-forced consolidation is necessary.
Sherbert said the action will yield a more nimble and aggressive company. Bush plans to fully close the Little Valley facility by the end of 2007. About half that plants 100 workers will be offered transfers to Jamestown, where the satellite closure also may affect a few administrative jobs.