Business
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Fri June 20, 2014

Increase in Manufacturing Jobs Helps Revive Davie County

Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. announced in 2012 that it would open an $80 million distribution and manufacturing facility in Davie County that would create 550 jobs. But a series of delays and obstacles prevented the project from moving forward for a year.

Ashley Furniture held a groundbreaking ceremony for its plant expansion in April, 2013. The company moved into the former RJR Tobacco Complex in Advance and hopes to employ 750 people by the end of the year.
Credit Katie Arcieri

In this week's Business report, WFDD's Keri Brown interviews reporter Katie Arcieri about her cover story in this week’s Triad Business Journal. Arcieri finds out how Davie County landed the Ashley plant and how it almost lost the deal before it ever got there.

Triad Business Journal reporter Katie Arcieri explains why Ashley Furniture chose Davie County to build a new manufacturing and distribution center. She also looks at the economic impact the project is having on the county.

To read Katie Arcieri’s story and more breaking business news from the region, go to the Triad Business Journal online at triad.bizjournals.com.

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