Virginia-based Bassett Furniture plans to open plant in Texas
Virginia-based Bassett Furniture Industries plans to open a new upholstery manufacturing facility in Grand Prairie, Texas, early next year.
The 86,000-square-foot facility will manufacture sofas, loveseats, sectionals and chairs. Part of the facility also will be used as a home-delivery hub for Zenith Global Logistics.
Bassett expects to open the Texas facility in February, with employment eventually reaching 70 or more workers within the following 20 months.
“Our upholstery sales have experienced double digit growth for the last several years,” Robert H. Spilman Jr., president and CEO of Bassett Furniture, said in a statement. “This new facility will provide both a timely capacity increase and a localized manufacturing presence that allows us to provide the best possible service experience for our Bassett Home Furnishings stores as well as other key independent retailers in the region.”
The Texas facility is one of several moves the company has made to upgrade its manufacturing operations.
Last year, the company opened a new wood facility in Bassett, its hometown. That plant produces handmade dining furniture.
The company also expanded its table plant in Martinsville while making capital improvements to its upholstery manufacturing complex in Newton, N.C.
In addition to its manufacturing facilities, Bassett Furniture has 92 company- and licensee-owned stores.