Ashley Furniture opens 127,000-sq-ft manufacturing plant in Wisconsin
July 9, 2021 | 11:04 am CDT
Ashley held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new plant

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. - Ashley Furniture, the world's largest furniture manufacturer, has officially opened its 127,000-square-foot upholstered furniture manufacturing plant in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. The company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate.

The facility will create approximately 200 jobs in the area.

“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,” said Todd Wanek, president and CEO of 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.”

The new location expands the company’s national network of 12 production facilities servicing the U.S. The Chippewa Falls site will work in coordination with Ashley’s flagship Arcadia, Wis. facility, located 60 miles south.

“The City of Chippewa Falls and the Chippewa Valley is extremely excited and thankful for Ashley to come to the community,” said City of Chippewa Falls Mayor Gregory Hoffman, who spoke at the ceremony. “We are excited for what is to come; this is a win-win for Ashley and Chippewa Falls.”

Ashley held an onsite job fair July 9. 

Ashley Furniture is currently ranked #1 on the FDMC 300, which tracks the largest North American wood products manufacturers and ranks them by sales. Established in 1945 and headquartered in Arcadia, Wisconsin, the company has 15 manufacturing and distribution facilities worldwide, covering more than 13 million square feet.

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