Company chooses Davie; seeking employees
Published 8:39 am Thursday, June 29, 2017
By Jeanna White
Morrisofa Global, an importer and distributer of upholstered furniture, has chosen SouthPoint Business Park in Mocksville for its first US distribution center.
The company is hiring for its warehousing operation which will begin in July. Applications are being accepted for warehouse supervision and material handlers. Apply in person at 130 Enterprise Drive or call 336.753.8300.
Morrisofa’s parent company, Morris Holdings, which started in 2002, designs and manufactures one of the top lines of upholstered sofas and sofa products, including stationary and motion sofas as well as sofas with smart home features like audio, massage, beverage cooling, Bluetooth, and USB ports.
In addition, they are one of the leading exporters of sofa products from China to the United States. This new distribution center will ship to retailers all over the US, including two of their largest customers, Sam’s Club and Costco.
Wayne Stewart, vice president of Morrisofa Global Inc., anticipates the company will generate $10 million in sales through the distribution center during its first year. That number will increase when the company begins manufacturing operations at the facility, as early as the end of this year.
Morris Holdings chose the SouthPoint Business Park, located on US 601 North, Mocksville, after an intensive two-month search of North Carolina.
Stewart stated that the company leased the 92,000 square foot building from The Hollingsworth Companies because of its logistical advantage of both North-South and East-West transportation corridors, the availability of skilled labor, and the excellent value of the property.
Terry Bralley, president, Davie County Economic Development Commission said, “We are excited to have the new jobs added to our community, and welcome Morrisofa Global to Mocksville and Davie County. We are in the heart of furniture country, and perfectly located on the east coast for transportation and logistics.”
He is also thankful for the role the SouthPoint Business and The Hollingsworth Companies played in yet another economic development win for Davie County.
“Having a building partner like The Hollingsworth Companies makes a big difference in a rural community. Without a building program this project would not have happened in our community, even though it’s a perfect fit for us. This is the eighth company attracted with this public/private partnership with The Hollingsworth Companies.”