RICHMOND, Va. (WFXR) – On Monday, Governor Ralph Northam announced that Ison Furniture Manufacturing, Inc., a North Carolina-based furniture manufacturer, will invest $3.5 million to acquire and renovate the recently-closed A.C. Furniture Company, Inc. facility in Pittsylvania County.
New equipment will also be purchased for the assembly and full production of its upholstered furniture products.
Virginia successfully competed with the Tar Heel State for the project, which will create 150 new jobs.
Also, an additional 45 new jobs will be added when the company’s supplier, Dogwood Global, LLC, locates to a vacant 30,000 square-foot building onsite, and invests $500,000 in new equipment. These jobs involve manufacturing high-end wood tables and custom furniture frames that will be upholstered by Ison Furniture.
“We are pleased to welcome Ison Furniture Manufacturing and Dogwood Global to Southern Virginia. Manufacturing is an important pillar of many communities across our Commonwealth and is key to rebuilding our economy in the wake of the ongoing global pandemic. The region’s strong history with textiles and furniture combined with with the caliber of the existing upholstery and furniture-building workforce makes this project a natural fit for Pittsylvania County, and we look forward to the future success of this new operation.”Governor Ralph Northam
Ison Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. produces contemporary furniture for consumer and hospitality markets. There are two facilities in North Carolina and the new operation is the first in Virginia.
View the announcement with Pittsylvania County Economic Director Matt Rowe, Ison Furniture Manufacturing, Inc. President Akira Ison and Vice President of Business Development for Dogwood Global, LLC. Rodney Terry below.
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