Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc., one of the largest manufacturers of furniture in the world, will build a logistics and distribution center in Etna, Ohio. The company plans to hire 300 employees and invest $70 million.
The new facility, located at 70 Global Parkway, will serve as a regional distribution hub, expanding the company’s already established national network of eight major distribution centers servicing the U.S.
“This is a major move to expand our warehouse capacity to support brick-and-mortar retail operations, as well as our e-commerce growth. Providing access to nearly 50% of the U.S. population within a day’s drive, Etna’s location in Central Ohio is a strategic choice for Ashley. Our operations here will allow us to greatly expand our network and better serve customers across the country,” said Todd Wanek, president and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries.
“Ashley Furniture’s first Ohio investment will serve as a regional distribution hub strategically placed in the Columbus Region, where it will create 300 new jobs and economic growth in Etna,” said J.P. Nauseef, president and CEO of JobsOhio. “Along with the Ohio Development Services Agency, we look forward to working with Ashley on its long-term success here in Ohio.”