Ashley Furniture Plans Groundbreaking At NC Site

6:30 AM, Apr 17, 2013   |    comments
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Advance, NC -- The country's largest furniture maker and retailer plans to break ground on a big new North Carolina complex after a long environmental delay.   

Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. planned a groundbreaking ceremony Wednesday for the biggest phase of an $80 million home furnishings complex near the Davie County town of Advance.   

Wisconsin-based Ashley Furniture announced a year ago it is building a new production and distribution site employing 550 workers in five years.   

The privately owned company could receive special tax breaks of up to $4 million in addition to standard breaks for job creation and investment. State legislators approved a further tax break in 2011 they said was aimed at attracting an Ashley operation that could grow to about 1,100 workers.

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