ATHENS, AL -- Steelcase, a manufacturer of office furniture and the largest industry employer in Athens, will add an unspecified number of jobs to its current workforce of approximately 850 within the next nine months.

The new jobs result from Steelcase's recently announced reorganization, which includes closing three plants and spreading product manufacturing to other existing factories.

According to WAFF, Steelcase plans to move its Architectural Wall products to Athens. The product line had been made in Markham, ON, one of the factories that is shutting down.

Hill expects things to move quickly and the work force to be in place in the next nine months.

Posted by Rich Christianson