Brown Jordan International announces expansion plans
Casual Living Staff -- Casual Living, 1/16/2013 2:40:19 PM
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - Brown Jordan International, the parent company for leading furniture brands Brown Jordan, Winston, Charter, Wabash Valley and La-z-Boy Outdoor, announced today a multi-million dollar capital investment plan to expand manufacturing capacity.
The capital investment will be made in its Haleyville, Ala. facility and is consistent with the company's strategy over the last two years of investing in technology and equipment that will prepare it for increased demand in its North American manufacturing facilities, a company press release states.
"We are very optimistic that the growth we have seen over the last 12 months is an indication of a recovery in the housing market, as well as an explosion in both the multi-family market and hospitality and lodging remodels," said Gene Moriarty, Brown Jordan International's president and CEO. "We are well positioned in both the commercial and residential markets to benefit from this recovery. The increased demand has required us to increase our workforce in three of our U.S. facilities. We see this trend continuing in 2013 and we are fully prepared to take advantage."
Similar to what has been done at other Brown Jordan International facilities, the capital investment will focus on modernizing the Haleyville facility with state-of-the-art equipment and machinery throughout, including robotic welding, automated buff and grind and high-speed powder-coated paint processes.
"We anticipate beginning to hire for the Haleyville facility sometime in the summer of 2013," Moriarty said. "This facility will service Brown Jordan International brands and will be very important in our growth plans. Obviously, we have a lengthy history in Haleyville and appreciate the talents of the workforce there."
I used to cut the grass at winston furniture...dodging the concrete slabs and debris from the tornados...I spoke w/an office worker asking if they were coming back to haleyville and she replied "no", we're just the office personnel here.
charley willmon - 2013-01-23 15:01:51 EST
Mr. Brown Jordan evidently has his mind elsewhere.
yo burg did u know there was two plants of winston iworked n the one that still stands for 4 years so i think i know if it got blew away!!i guess we'll just have to wait n see what happens nobody knows not even ujoey borden - 2013-01-22 18:01:26 EST
Yo Jo I too drive by there everyday There is no facility there It's nothing but a concrete slab.
johnny burgess - 2013-01-22 16:34:24 EST
Are you blind or just hoping to get a job there.
Good luck. Come back here in 6 months and tell the people nothing has happened there and never will.
just to let you people know there is a plant there it only had the building with all the offices blew away! some people needs to know what they talk about!i drive by it everyday.joseph borden - 2013-01-21 21:42:03 EST
People let me tell you their is no facility in Haleyville Al and hasn't been since the tornado blew it away. This press release is just to try and say that their furniture is still American made. They still make their furniture in Mexico and still pay their employees slave wages at both their Brown Jordan and Winston facilities. If you believe they will spend millions of dollars in Haleyville I've got some ocean front property in Tennessee I'll sell yaw.johnny burgess - 2013-01-21 19:24:50 EST
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