La-Z-Boy Incorporated, a global leader in residential furniture manufacturing, recently announced it plans to invest more than $30 million in its Neosho, Missouri, manufacturing facility. The 550,000 square foot plant employs approximately 950 people, makes reclining motion furniture, and supports all La-Z-Boy manufacturing operations with metal components and purchased parts.
“We are making strategic investments across the organization to ensure La-Z-Boy emerges stronger in a post-pandemic environment,” Melinda D. Whittington, President and Chief Executive Officer, of La-Z-Boy Incorporated, said. “With unprecedented demand for the La-Z-Boy product, making improvements to our manufacturing facilities will help drive efficiencies and shorten lead times for customers and consumers while strengthening our manufacturing footprint for the long term.”
The scope of the project includes various upgrades and renovations throughout the upholstery plant, a new medical clinic for employees and their families, and a new parts distribution center.
“The Neosho facility is responsible for producing a significant portion of the La-Z-Boy branded product” Darrell E. Edwards, La-Z-Boy Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, said. “These essential upgrades will improve productivity while providing for a more modern and pleasant work environment for our employees who continue to work tirelessly to service our customers. We are extremely proud of our dedicated workforce and are pleased we can invest in our infrastructure to support them. Additionally, we are building a new 60,000 square-foot warehouse space to house our parts distribution operation to more efficiently service the entire supply chain across the enterprise.”