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Ekornes’ Capability Growth at Morganton, NC Meeting Plant on Schedule for Early 2022 Completion


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Ekornes AS introduced that it’s properly underway with a serious capability enlargement at its Morganton, NC meeting plant (J.E. Ekornes USA) as an ongoing effort to extend the expansion of the corporate’s North American enterprise and scale back product supply lead instances to shoppers. The enlargement will give the corporate a chance so as to add much more product traces to the capability right here within the North America. 

“Ekornes, Inc. is on observe for the largest gross sales yr in our historical past,” says Peter Bjerregaard, President, Ekornes, Inc. “Not like so many different producers proper now, we’ve a warehouse filled with stock and are in a position to ship as shopper demand dictates. We’re so happy to have the ability to supply our companions product to get out to shoppers in a well timed method. The enlargement of Morganton will set us as much as be the very best companion to our retailers for the longer term.” 

Development is underway for a 100,000 sq. ft. addition to the prevailing manufacturing plant. By January 2022, the development will probably be full and can improve area to over 200,000 sq ft and improve capability to 70 p.c extra seats per day. 

“Stressless has actually been a vivid spot in our enterprise these days,” says Howard Haimsohn, Proprietor and President of Lawrance Furnishings in San Diego. “They’ve been one of many dependable distributors that has actually given us a fast ship program. That isn’t straightforward to search out anymore with freight and provide chain points.”

As well as, Ekornes AS will rent over 50 fulltime workers for numerous positions. 

“We’re thrilled to have the ability to assist our native economic system,” says Randy Tallent, Vice President, J. E. Ekornes USA. “This enlargement has so many advantages to the North American enterprise, and it’ll certainly distinguish us from our opponents who solely make or supply merchandise overseas.” 

Ekornes, Inc. is the North American division of the corporate that gives the NC plant workflow. Poised for a record-breaking gross sales yr the plant enlargement is true on time for elevated retail enterprise.

“North America makes up the most important marketplace for Ekornes’ international enterprise by way of income and gross sales potential,” says Peter Bjerregaard, President Ekornes, Inc.  “Our Stressless enterprise is flourishing, and this enlargement is a really optimistic show of the corporate’s dedication and assist to our market, our retail companions and shoppers right here within the US, Canada and Mexico.”

At the moment the Morganton operation produces all Stressless sofas bought in North America, together with the favored motorized sofas, in addition to Stressless eating chairs, ottomans, and equipment.  The corporate presents a fast ship couch program out of Morganton, in addition to a fast ship/stocking recliner program out of their New Jersey warehouse. 

J.E. Ekornes opened in 2012 and is positioned at 115 Wamsutta Mill Rd, Morganton, NC 28655.  It was the primary main manufacturing facility outdoors of Norway. 

 


 

About Ekornes

Ekornes is the most important furnishings producer in Norway and owns the model names of Ekornes®, Stressless®, Svane®, and IMG. Ekornes sells its merchandise in 43 nations, maintains 18 gross sales workplaces in 11 nations, runs greater than 4,000 gross sales shops, and operates 10 manufacturing models in 4 nations. Firm income quantities to round 3.2bn NOK (€ 315m) and the corporate employs some 2,200 folks.


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