[United Furniture Industries, which produces furniture for the Simmons brand, is poised to take over a manufacturing and distribution facility near Southern California Logistics Airport in Victorville.
The Mississippi-based furniture company announced plans to quickly hire 100 people and to ramp up its payroll to some 400 employees over the course of 36 to 48 months. The company announced plans to hold a job fair in October.
“UFI will begin the process of local staff development in mid October. We plan to complete a soft opening of manufacturing and distribution operations in November. We expect our employment to exceed 100 people early in the first quarter of 2012,” United Furniture Industries spokesman Bob Cottam said in a statement.
The furniture company is set to lease a 505,192-square-foot facility from Stirling Capital Investments, which is the master developer for the Southern California Logistics Complex near the airport.
Joseph Brady of Bradco Cos. represented United Furniture Industries in the lease transaction. Jay Dick and Mark Latimer of CB Richard Ellis represented Stirling.