Home Source Intl to open U.S. plant
HTT Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 6/27/2012 7:49:37 AM
Atlanta - Home Source International will build a plant in Marianna, Fla., for cut-and-sew home textiles operations and to manufacture furniture and lighting for its recent acquisition, Shiner International.
The 300,000-square-foot facility will support Home Source's retail and hospitality accounts with shorter lead times, quicker turnaround, smaller minimums and more flexible supply chain logistics and replenishment, according to Keith Sorgeloos, Home Source president and ceo.
"We are proud to once again bring ‘Crafted with Pride in the USA' back to these industries, as well as the people who once earned their living manufacturing home textiles and furnishings," said Sorgeloos. "Home Source looks forward to many years of success in building a business and community the old-fashioned way . . . supporting ‘Made in USA' and American jobs."
The plant is expected to open this summer.
The company worked with the State of Florida, the Jackson County Development Council, the City of Marianna and Enterprise Florida to develop the project.
"After recently visiting more than 15 rural counties statewide, I know how important these jobs are to Jackson County," said Governor Rick Scott. "Home Source International's choice of Florida's Great Northwest demonstrates that all of our communities are competitive, regardless of their size and population. It also shows that Florida possesses the talent, resources and business climate to encourage companies to expand and create jobs in our state."