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State of Texas
Texas Governor's Office
News Release
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Governor Abbott Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony
For New Ashley Furniture Industries Distribution And Fulfillment Center

AUSTIN – Governor Greg Abbott today attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Ashley Furniture Industries Southwest Regional Distribution and Fulfillment Center in Mesquite, Texas. During the ceremony the Governor spoke about Texas' thriving economy and thanked Ashley Furniture Industries for their investment in the state and the city of Mesquite.


"The hundreds of jobs Ashley Furniture is bringing to the Lone Star State is the latest example of the economic diversification Texas enjoys,” said Governor Abbott. "I am proud to help break ground on such an impressive facility that will be an economic boost to the Mesquite community and the Texas economy. The strength and spirit of hardworking Texans has been on full display these past few weeks, and that is exactly what Ashley Furniture is investing in with their new facility in Texas."


Ashley Furniture is the number one selling furniture brand and the world’s largest manufacturer of furniture. This new $65 million, 850,000-square-foot center will employ more than 350 personnel.

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