Retail display manufacturer iDX consolidates, drops 61 jobs
April 25, 2019 | 4:37 pm CDT
LOS ANGELES - iDX, a manufacturer of retail display units, is consolidating operations away from its manufacturing site near Seattle into its Los Angeles facility.
iDX is one of the largest retail environment manufacturers in the country. Its clients include Kroger, KFC, Tesla, Ford, Pandora, Sprint, and others.
A company spokesperson told The News Tribune that the goal is to "drive production efficiencies and offer logistical advantages to our customers." The consolidation means 61 manufacturing jobs will be eliminated from the Seattle plant. The company said it will try to secure the affected employees positions at its other manufacturing locations.
Based in Earth City, Missouri, near St. Louis, idX is a market leader in the $6 billion merchandising solutions industry, with a comprehensive offering of products and services. The company was founded in 1999. Today, it has a network of more than 20 manufacturing, program management and sales facilities across North America, Europe and Asia. It had 2015 sales of approximately $303 million, according to Universal Forest Products, who acquired idX in 2016 for $68 million.
According to FDMC 300 information, the company had nine manufacturing plants, in Ontario, California; Jeffersonville, Indiana; Columbia, Maryland; Washington, North Carolina; Dayton, Ohio; Cedar Hill, Texas; Puyallup, Washington; Leicestershire, UK; and Wujiang City, China.
The company had 1,400 employees, and produced custom fixtures, displays and millwork for the retail, financial and hospitality markets. It ranked 26 on the FDMC 300 in 2015.
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