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Ashley Furniture Industries: Wanting To Be The Best

June 6, 2013

When you want to be the best many good things can happen.  The vision statement of Ashley Furniture Industries is,” We Want To Be The Best Furniture Company”. Well it looks like they’re living up to it.

It does business as The Ashley Companies and is the top-selling furniture store brand worldwide. In the US it is the no. 1 furniture and bedding retailer. It manufactures as well as imports upholstered furniture, leather and hardwood pieces. It has its own business model whereby the company licenses its name to around 400 Ashley Furniture HomeStores found in the US, Mexico, Canada, Central America as well as Japan. These stores are independently owned and only sell Ashley Furniture-branded products.

The company was founded by Carlyle Weinberger in 1945. It began as a sales organization with branches in Chicago, Illinois and Goshen, Indiana. Then in 1970 the Arcadia, Wisconsin factory commenced operation. The factory encompassed 35,000 square feet of space with 35 employees.

Today The Ashley Companies has its headquarters of manufacturing, assembly and administration in Arcadia, Wisconsin. It has over 3 million square feet of facilities spread over six different locations.

When you strive for the best many great things can happen.

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