Westin Group LLC, a leader in the furniture industry that supplies both retail and e-commerce markets, is planning to construct a facility in Liberty County that is anticipated to create as many as 180 jobs, according to Liberty County Development Authority Board Chairman Allen Brown.
“We are so pleased to have Westin coming to Tradeport East Business Center,” Brown said.
Westin is the fourth company this year to announce plans to locate in the county’s premier industrial park.
“In the past few years, we have seen rapid success and are currently outgrowing our West Coast facilities,” Westin CEO Neil Jiang said. “About 85% of our customers are based on the East Coast and our strategy is to have quicker delivery time to them as well as saving on shipping costs.”
He said 90% of Westin’s sales are e-commerce, but that its furniture also can be found in specialty and department stores such as Macy’s, Belk, Home Depot, Ashley Furniture, and Walmart.
“We welcome Westin Furniture,” LCDA CEO Ron Tolley said. “We’re especially proud that the culmination of the project speaks to how companies here feel about the county and our authority.”
For more, see the July 20 edition of the Courier.