• Erin Berg

Flexsteel closer to new Dubuque plant

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Flexsteel Ind. announced it has tentatively agreed with the city and county of Dubuque to maintain employment and operations there.

flexsteel plantFlexsteel's Dubuque facilities was built in 1897.

Under three agreements, the terms include: construction of a $25 million manufacturing facility through the City of Dubuque; land purchase for $1.3 million from Dubuque County for the new facility; and redevelopment investment with Dubuque Initiatives for demolition of the current manufacturing facility and site preparation for light industrial use.

The agreements will be considered for approval through a series of meetings scheduled to being May 15 by the Dubuque city council and board of supervisors.

The SEC filing by Flexsteel on the agreements stated “the projects are contingent upon approval of development assistance programs being considered by other entities.”

The company had announced last September it would shut down the 120-year-old Jackson Street facility, which would have displaced about 200 workers.

Erin BergErin Berg | Associate Editor

Erin Berg is an Associate Editor for Furniture/Today. After earning her B. A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Southern California, Erin began her career in marketing where she served clients in a wide variety of industries from film and television entertainment to aviation. Erin lived in Italy and four different states before landing in North Carolina in 2009.

Erin can be reached at EBerg@furnituretoday.com or at 336-605-1040.

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