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Mesquite, TX – March 6, 2017 – Today, the City of Mesquite announced Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. will invest $65 million into a 358-acre tract of land in the eastern portion of Mesquite for a new 850,000 square-foot south central distribution and fulfillment center which will employ nearly 350 full-time jobs in the community.
Mayor Stan Pickett said, “Economic development and job creation are two of the City Council’s top policy issues. We could not be more proud and excited that Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. has chosen the Mesquite community to call home for their next distribution and fulfillment facility.”
“The City of Mesquite has embraced our company and has proven to be a business friendly environment with a strong workforce, allowing ample opportunity for growth,” said Todd Wanek, President and CEO of Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. “As a customer-centric company, the investment to build in Mesquite is one we feel will result in improved efficiencies to better serve our world-wide customers.”
The agreement also encourages Ashley Furniture Industries, Inc. to make future investments in Mesquite by significantly increasing the size of the contemplated facility and the number of local jobs.