CEDARTOWN, Ga. - Office furniture manufacturer HON Company will invest $14.5 million in an expansion in Cedartown, Georgia, creating 60 jobs.
“The HON-Cedartown team is eager for the opportunity to grow the business, hire the best talent and continue to positively impact the region,” said Brad Hufford, plant manager for The HON Company in Cedartown.
The HON Company is an operating subsidiary of the HNI Corporation, the second-largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. HON currently employs 680 associates at its Cedartown facility and will create new positions in manufacturing with this expansion.
The Cedartown facility, The HON Company’s first plant outside of Iowa, has been in operation since 1969. The location has undergone multiple expansions and has earned a Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award.
According to HNI's most recent SEC filing, the company's net sales for the second quarter of fiscal 2017 decreased 4.1 percent, to $514.5 million, compared to the same time last year. The change was driven by a decrease in the office furniture segment, while sales were flat in its hearth products segment.
Since 1944, The HON Company has been designing and manufacturing office furniture including chairs, tables, desks, workstations and storage. Headquartered in Muscatine, Iowa, The HON Company has numerous manufacturing facilities strategically located throughout the United States, and markets its products through a nationwide network of loyal distribution partners. The HON Company is the largest operating company of the HNI Corporation, a leading global office furniture manufacturer (NYSE: HNI).