Thomasville Furniture

January 15, 2011 by staff 

Thomasville Furniture, Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) announced today that the company is developing an existing facility in Merida on the Yucatan Peninsula, to provide kits for dressmaking padding operations in the United States. The company expects the transaction to begin production in mid-2011 with an initial strength of 150 to 200 people.

“The development of our own generation assets in the coolest places is a key element in improving the profitability of Furniture Brands and manufacturing flexibility,” said Chairman and CEO Ralph Scozzafava. “Installation Merida allows us to capture the value of efficient production while improving our quality and delivery parameters. Our long-term supply chain calls for increased use of facilities and providers who are dedicated to our company and our success. ”

Ray Johnson, vice president of FBN of global supply chain, commented, “I am very pleased with the support of government and local businesses to help us establish our presence in Mexico. It is a step major operational excellence in our journey to provide the best cost and greater flexibility to our sales teams and operations. Merida gives us a good skilled workforce, proven experience in the operations of cutting and sewing, and a network flexible logistics. Accordingly, I am very pleased with our ability to Merida. ”

About Furniture Brands

Furniture Brands International (NYSE: FBN) is a global company is a leading designer of the nation, manufacturers and retailers of home furnishings. It markets through a broad range of sales channels in the mass merchant stores to single-brand and independent dealers to specialized interior designers. Furniture Brands serves its customers through some of the best-known brands and most respected in the furniture industry, including Broyhill, Lane, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Laneventure, and Maitland-Smith.

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