Ethan Allen buys Mexico plant

Staff Staff, November 5, 2007

Ethan Allen Interiors said its subsidiary, Ethan Allen Operations, has purchased a cut-and-sew leather manufacturing facility in Silao, in the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

The plant is about 40,000 square feet and employs 165 people, the company said.

"We are pleased to add this plant to our upholstery manufacturing division," said Farooq Kathwari, chairman and CEO. "We are impressed with the hard-working people and their ability to produce high-quality products. Our objective is to grow this plant to support the cut-and-sew product requirements of our upholstery plants in the United States."

Ethan Allen has nine manufacturing facilities, including two sawmills, in the United States in addition to the new Mexico plant.

It sells through 310 dedicated stores in the U.S. and abroad, of which 158 are company-owned.


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