MUSCATINE, Iowa--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) announced it is opening a new office furniture manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Mexico. The facility will provide additional capacity to meet HNI’s growing customer demand for office seating. Contingent upon regulatory approvals, the new 160,000 square foot facility is expected to employ an additional 250 workers and will begin production in the first quarter of 2022. The plant will be located in the Mencorsa Industrial Park, Colonia San Jose de los Cerritos. HNI plans to continue increasing staffing levels at the Corporation’s other primary manufacturing locations in North America.
HNI is partnering with American Industries to help establish the Mexican operation. American Industries, a Mexican company established in 1976, has helped over 200 international companies successfully start up and grow their manufacturing and distribution operations in Mexico. HNI is also working closely with the local government of Coahuila state which is committed to fostering a positive business environment in Saltillo.
“This is an important investment for HNI,” said Kevin Hoban, Vice President of Manufacturing for HNI. “The additional equipment, labor force, and supply chain capacity we are creating in Saltillo will help us respond to strengthening demand. We are pleased to be working with the Coahuila government and American Industries and appreciate their support of this important project.”
About HNI Corporation
HNI Corporation (NYSE: HNI) is a manufacturer of workplace furnishings and residential building products, operating under two segments. The Workplace Furnishings segment is a leading global designer and provider of commercial furnishings, going to market under multiple unique brands. The Residential Building Products segment is the nation’s leading manufacturer and marketer of hearth products, which include a full array of gas, electric, wood, and pellet-burning fireplaces, inserts, stoves, facings, and accessories. More information can be found on the Corporation’s website at www.hnicorp.com.
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