Delta Hardwood Floor to Occupy Dormant Ethan Allen Plant

By Rich Christianson | Posted: 11/16/2012 6:26PM

 

BODINVILLE, NY - A furniture factory that Ethan Allen Interiors closed in 2004 will become the new home of a growing hardwood flooring manufacturer.

Delta Hardwood Flooring Delta Hardwood Flooring is purchasing the building in Bodinville that has 190,000 square feet of manufacturing space, according to the Observer Dispatch.The sale price was not disclosed.

Delta Hardwood Flooring, founded in 2009, will move its manufacturing operations from Lee Center, NY. The company specializes in the manufacture of tongue-and-groove hardwood floors.

Randy Bowers, owner of Delta Hardwood Flooring, told the newspaper that the plant will initially employ about 40 people but that he has "thoughts and dreams and aspirations" to facilitate continued growth. The Ethan Allen plant employed more than 260 people when it closed.

Bowers added that moving into the larger facility will give him the space to do some of the wood processing that he is currently outsourcing.

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Rich Christianson

Rich Christianson is Associate Publisher and Editor at Large of Woodworking Network. During his 25+ years covering the wood products industry, Rich has toured hundreds of manufacturing plants throughout North America, Europe and Asia. His reporting has covered everything from the state of the industry and impact of wood imports to technology and environmental issues. In his current capacity he is responsible for editing the daily Woodworking Network Update newsletter and coordinating events including the annual Cabinets & Closets Conference & Expo and Canada’s biennial Woodworking Machinery & Supply Expo. He can be contacted at rchristianson@woodworkingnetwork.com or follow him on Google+.

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