Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. closed its distribution hub in Etna, Ohio, three years after the company opened the distribution center.
According to the Neward Advocate in Ohio, Ashley ceased operations at the Etna facility late last year due to financial reasons in a post COVID-19 economic slowdown.
In 2020, Woodworking Network (WWN) reported that Ashley Furniture Industries planned to build a 1 million-square-foot facility in Etna, Ohio, creating 300 new jobs.
According to the WWN report, Ashley planned to invest $70 million toward building the facility, machinery and equipment costs. The facility served as a regional distribution hub, expanding the company’s national network of eight major distribution centers and serving a variety of needs, including global e-commerce fulfillment and store shipments.
In the last couple of years, the company has consolidated or expanded its distribution efforts. For instance, an Ashley furniture distribution center in the Spanaway-Frederickson, Wash., area is growing to more than a million square feet upon the completion of a new addition.
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