North America’s Largest Woodworking Event | Tuesday–Friday | August 6–9, 2024

#IWFmorefor24

Industry & Trends

Ashley Hiring 200 as Phoenix Plant Begins Production

BACK TO NEWS

December 16, 2021 | Bill Esler

Tolleson, AZ—Ashley Furniture Industries is expanding its furniture manufacturing operations to Tolleson, AZ, in the greater Phoenix area. Production is set to begin by the end of the year.

The world’s largest furniture manufacturer with over $6 billion in sales has leased a 225,000-sq.-ft. site at 8711 West Jefferson Street in Tolleson, where it will create more than 200 new manufacturing jobs. The company has already started hiring and hosted an onsite recruiting event on December 8, welcoming walk-ins to apply for first shift manufacturing positions.

This new location expands Ashley’s already established national network of 13 production facilities servicing the U.S. The company’s multi-million-dollar investment will be put toward updating the facility along with machinery and equipment costs. The Tolleson location is set to begin manufacturing upholstered furniture later this month.

Separately, Ashley Furniture Industries will acquire Wilson Logistics, an 800-truck, 2,000 trailer West Coast trucking firm serving the Pacific Northwest. Wilson has been a service provider to Ashley Distribution Services, and will now work under that brand, according to the Journal of Commerce.

“The high demand for furniture has led us to increase our manufacturing, distribution and retail operations. We couldn’t be more thrilled to expand operations into the state of Arizona. Local leadership has been very welcoming, and we look forward to working together on this landmark project,” says Todd Wanek, president and CEO, Ashley Furniture Industries.

Established in 1945, Ashley designs, manufactures, and distributes home furnishings through retail, e-commerce and wholesale markets. The family-owned company is headquartered in Arcadia, WI, and sells furniture in more than 20,000 storefronts in 155 countries around the globe. Ashley maintains plants across the United States and also operates several factories (including its largest) in Pacific Rim countries such as Vietnam and China. It also has sourcing offices in India, Vietnam, Southern China, Muar, and Taiwan. Earlier this year, the company announced its plan to invest more than $1.5 billion into the organization over the course of 18 months.

“At Ashley, we hire for attitude and train for skill,” says Danna Szwed, executive VP of human resources at Ashley Furniture Industries. Jobs at Ashley’s Phoenix site are posted online.

BACK TO NEWS

More Industry & Trend News

  • Renovate Rather than Buy: American Homeowners

    May 22, 2024

  • New Energy Star NextGen Program Debuts

    May 22, 2024

  • Saving One Trillion Trees Isn’t as Easy as It Sounds

    May 22, 2024

Register to Attend

Be part of North America’s largest woodworking show and conference.

Register Now

Apply to Exhibit

Grow your business at the premier global woodworking trade show.

Exhibit at IWF 2024

Show Hours & Location

International Woodworking Fair
Tuesday–Friday
August 6–9, 2024

Tuesday–Thursday
8:30 AM–5:00 PM*
Friday
8:30 AM–2:00 PM*

*Building A opens 7:30 AM Tue-Fri

Georgia World Congress Center
285 Andrew Young International Blvd
Atlanta, GA 30313

Get Industry News & IWF Updates

Subscribe to IWF Network News.

Subscribe Now

Terms & Privacy Policy

© 2020 International Woodworking Fair, LLC Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

3520 Piedmont Rd NE #350, Atlanta GA 30305 | (404) 693-8333

 

Have questions about IWF? Check out our new AI chatbot and get info fast!

To get started, set your chat preference. Then click on the chat bar that appears in the lower right corner. Are you an Attendee or an Exhibitor?

Attendee Exhibitor

No Thanks

IWF 2024 Add to Calendar

Sync IWF 2024 with your favorite calendar program.

Notification Message

loading … please wait

Have Questions?

First let’s set your chat preference. Then, just click on the chat bar that appears. Are you an Attendee or an Exhibitor?

Attendee Exhibitor