Furniture Factory Outlet will relocate its corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations from Oklahoma to Fort Smith, Arkansas. The company plans t create 64 new, full-time jobs.
FFO’s new headquarters will be located in the 618,000 square-foot Spartan Logistics Building that once housed the former Whirlpool distribution center. The company will occupy approximately 180,000 square feet.
“Moving our operations to Fort Smith provides the strategic foundation for our aggressive long term growth plans, and further builds on our commitment to Arkansas,” said President and CEO of FFO Home Larry Zigerelli. “I want to thank our partners Spartan Logistics, the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and the Fort Smith Chamber of Commerce for making this a reality.”
"It's always encouraging to have a company decide to locate a corporate headquarters in Arkansas," said Governor Asa Hutchinson. "Companies from across the U.S. and internationally realize that our central location and versatile workforce make Arkansas an ideal destination. Thanks to FFO Home for choosing to make this significant investment in Arkansas. We are proud to now include FFO Home among the companies that call Arkansas home."
“Two bold moves led by two outstanding companies put this project in motion. In 2014, Spartan Logistics made a bold move to acquire and repurpose the former Whirlpool Distribution facility for their growing operations,” said Tim Allen, CEO/President of the Fort Smith Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Today, FFO Home made another bold move by locating their corporate headquarters and manufacturing operations in the Spartan Logistics building. The Chamber also worked hand in hand with the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Mr. Bob Cooper with R.H. Ghan & Cooper Commercial Properties to make this project a reality for Fort Smith.”