Ashley Furniture Opens New Manufacturing Facility in Chippewa Falls
Ashley Furniture Industries (“Ashley”), the largest manufacturer of furniture in the world, announced plans to open a new facility in Chippewa Falls, Wis. The multi-million-dollar investment will create more than 200 new manufacturing and office support jobs for the area. Hiring started in May with production set to begin in June. The company will host a ribbon cutting event in the coming month. The 127,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 925 First Avenue, serves as an upholstery furniture manufacturing site.
This new location expands the company’s already established national network of 12 production facilities servicing the U.S. The Chippewa Falls site will work in coordination with Ashley’s Arcadia, Wis., advanced manufacturing and distribution facility, located 60 miles to the South. The company’s multi-million-dollar investment will be put toward updating the facility along with machinery and equipment costs.
“The high demand for furniture has led us to increase our manufacturing operations which supports brick-and-mortar retail, as well as our e-commerce growth. We couldn’t be more thrilled to join the Chippewa Falls community; with a rich history and many other Wisconsin-based businesses in the surrounding area, we feel right at home,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries. “The investments we’re making in our company and the expansions into new communities demonstrate our willingness to reinvest in our people, our facilities and our operations to ensure we are well-positioned to meet our customers’ expectations.”
“We are very fortunate to have Ashley Furniture choose to expand their operations in Chippewa Falls,” said Greg Hoffman, City of Chippewa Falls Mayor. “Our community is a great fit for Ashley and Ashley is a great fit for our community. We welcome this organization into the tapestry of Chippewa Falls’ proud past and vibrant future.”
Established in 1945, Ashley designs, manufactures and distributes home furnishings through retail, e-commerce and wholesale markets. The family-owned company is headquartered in Arcadia, Wis., and sells furniture in more than 20,000 storefronts in 155 countries around the globe. Earlier this year, the company announced their plan to invest over $1 Billion into the organization over the following 18 months to ensure their future is bright.
To learn more about Ashley Furniture Industries and view Chippewa Falls job openings, visit Ashley.com/ChippewaFalls.
About Ashley Furniture Industries
Ashley Furniture Industries (Ashley) feels that every person deserves more value for their money. Established in 1945, Ashley is the largest manufacturer of home furnishings in the world, and was named one of America’s Best Employers by Forbes in 2021. 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. Visit Ashley online at www.ashleyfurnitureindustriesllc.com and “like” Ashley Furniture Industries on Facebook. Ashley HomeStore is committed to being your trusted partner and style leader for the home. This commitment has made Ashley HomeStore the largest retail furniture store brand in North America and one of the world’s best-selling furniture store brands with more than 1,050 locations in 60 countries. Start designing your dream home today. Visit Ashley HomeStore online at www.ashleyhomestore.com. “Like” Ashley HomeStore on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, or see our design-focused boards on Pinterest.
Source: Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc.