WINNIPEG, Manitoba — Palliser Furniture held a ribbon cutting ceremony this week in their newest manufacturing facility, citing growth in two segments of their business as the reason behind the need to grow their capacity: theater seating (Encore by Palliser) and the entry-level price point brand (North American Furniture Company).
The new 65,000-square-foot facility will be located in Matamoros, Coahuila, Mexico, adjacent to their existing cut and sew operation and will employ up to 180 employees. These 180 new jobs range from operators and technicians to engineers and management.
"We are so proud of this new facility and of the growth that we've been able to realize over the past few years," said Cary Benson, President and CEO of Palliser Furniture. "This is our fifth manufacturing facility in North America, allowing us to service our customers even more efficiently."
Palliser is implementing new manufacturing methodologies in this facility, including the use of conveyor one-piece continuous flow production in order to achieve higher efficiencies and more strenuous quality control. Energy efficiency was a key priority of the design, which uses low-demand kilowatt equipment and LED illumination.
The senior leadership team at the Matamoros plant included: Miguel Herrera, Eduardo Montes, Operations Manager; Cesar Reyna, Engineering Manager; Uriel Alvarez, Warehouse Manager and Cuquis Perez, Human Resource Manager.