Ashley breaks ground on new distribution and fulfillment center

877,230-square-foot distribution facility located in Mesquite, Texas

MESQUITE, Texas – Ashley Furniture Inds. has broken ground on a new 877,230-square-foot distribution facility located in Mesquite, Texas.Ashley breaks ground on new distribution and fulfillment center

The facility will house a distribution and fulfillment center to service the South-central market. State and local officials, along with community leaders, joined company executives at the groundbreaking site on Oct. 17 for Ashley’s first owned facility in Texas.

Ashley currently leases a distribution facility, also in Mesquite, that has 171 distribution and transportation employees.

“We are excited to establish our presence in the state of Texas and in the Mesquite community,” says Todd Wanek, president and CEO of Ashley. “The investment our company is making in this facility is a direct example of our continued commitment to our customers and servicing them in a timelier fashion.”

See related: Ashley's Major Outdoor Expansion

With the completion of the new, larger facility, the company will add close to 100 new jobs over the next year. The additional space will allow Ashley improved speed to market through higher in-stock levels to better serve the region’s customers. The distribution and fulfillment center is expected to be completed by September 2018.

Phase one of the new facility houses 20 acres under one roof on Ashley’s 355-acre site. Ashley plans to expand this facility as the demand continues to grow.

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