Farmers plans expanded DC
Furniture Today Staff -- Furniture Today, September 16, 2013
DUBLIN, Ga. - Farmers Home Furniture has acquired a lumber company warehouse here to expand its distribution operations, according to a release on the Dublin-Laurens County Development Authority's website.
The expansion is a $4 million investment for the Top 100 company and will add 62 jobs over the next 10 years, the release said.
Dublin, Ga.-based Farmers was founded in 1949 by the late Sherwin Glass. The promotional to midpriced retailer is now an employee-owned company with 1,900 employees and 180 stores in Georgia, Alabama, Florida and the Carolinas.
Farmers is No. 38 on Furniture/Today's Top 100 with estimated 2012 sales of $180.1 million at 177 stores.
According to a local television report, Farmers had been leasing a small portion of the 330,000-square-foot facility that it now has acquired.
"We continue to honor Sherwin's dream by investing in small town America and providing opportunities to live and work in small towns," Farmers President Phillip Faircloth said in the release. "Dublin holds a special place in the hearts of all Farmers Home Furniture employees because our dreams and plans begin right here in Dublin."