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Ashley Furniture HomeStore Invests $12.6 Million In Fort Mill, South Carolina, Corporate Campus

03/03/2015
Ashley Furniture HomeStore, the licensee Broad River Furniture, a home furnishings retailer, is establishing a new corporate campus and distribution center at Lakemont Business Park in Fort Mill, South Carolina. The $12.6 million investment is expected to bring 200 jobs to York County.

Broad River Furniture’s new York County corporate campus and distribution center includes a 174,000-square-foot facility, which is expected to open in November 2015. It will allow the company to bring together employees from its current corporate offices and separate distribution center in Charlotte, North Carolina. Additionally, the new facility’s convenient location along the Interstate 77 corridor will offer easy access to support Broad River’s 16 Ashley Furniture HomeStores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, and one Ashley Furniture HomeStore Outlet in Charlotte.

“Fort Mill is the ideal location for our new campus. We thank the state of South Carolina for their cooperation and support during our site selection process, and we look forward to breaking ground on our new facility. Along with our new cross-dock facility in Spartanburg, this new location will accommodate our growth to about two and a half times our current volume, and we will finally have all of our corporate associates together in one location, said Broad River Furniture CEO Jonathan Ishee.

Established in 2003 in Pineville, North Cariolina, Broad River Furniture is a locally-owned and operated home furnishings retailer. As the largest and fastest-growing Ashley Furniture HomeStore licensee in the Carolinas and Georgia, Broad River has grown tremendously since its inception. The company operates in three states and employs more than 500 full-time workers.

As an incentive, the Coordinating Council for Economic Development has approved job development credits related to the project.

“South Carolina is not only leading the manufacturing renaissance – we’ve also become a top choice for corporate headquarters and distribution centers. We’re excited to have Broad River Furniture on the list of renowned companies that call the Palmetto State home,” said Secretary of Commerce Bobby Hitt.

"York County welcomes Broad River Furniture as they combine and move their regional corporate headquarters and distribution center to Fort Mill. We are pleased that this new investment in the community allowed for regional employees to keep their jobs, while creating additional job opportunities for York County residents,” noted York County Council Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell.

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