Ashley Furniture Announces Manufacturing Start-up in Greater Phoenix Area
Company creates more than 200 new jobs in Tolleson, Arizona

TOLLESON, Ariz. – Ashley Furniture Industries (Ashley), the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture, is expanding its furniture manufacturing operations to Tolleson, Arizona, a city in the greater Phoenix area. The 225,000 sq. ft. leased site at 8711 West Jefferson Street will create more than 200 new manufacturing jobs. The company has already started hiring and is hosting an onsite recruiting event on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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 upholstery furniture later this month.

“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,” said 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, Wis., and sells furniture in more than 20,000 storefronts in 155 countries around the globe. Earlier this year, the company announced their plan to invest more than $1.5 Billion into the organization over the course of 18 months to ensure their future is bright.

Named one of the best large employers in 2021 by Forbes magazine, Ashley proudly offers associates competitive pay, affordable medical and dental insurance, 401k, paid vacation and holidays, and great opportunities for career growth.

“At Ashley, we hire for attitude and train for skill,” said Danna Szwed, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Ashley Furniture Industries. “We are proud to not only offer our associates competitive pay and benefits, but the opportunities for fast-paced learning and career growth.”

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