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Dozens of new jobs come to northwest Alabama

Dozen of new jobs are headed to the Tennessee Valley. (Source: WAFF) Dozen of new jobs are headed to the Tennessee Valley. (Source: WAFF)
The new center will create up to 80 new jobs. (Source: WAFF) The new center will create up to 80 new jobs. (Source: WAFF)
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Farmers Home Furniture is investing approximately $10 million in a new distribution center in northwest Alabama, creating up to 80 new jobs.

The company acquired a 325,000 square foot facility in the Russellville Industrial Park. 

Farmers Home Furniture currently has 35 stores in various locations in Alabama. After a multi-state search for a new distribution center, the company determined that Franklin County in Alabama was the best fit for its expansion. 

"We continue to honor Sherwin Glass's dream by investing in small town America and providing opportunities to live and work in small towns," Phillip Faircloth, Chairmen and CEO of Farmers Home Furniture said. 

"Farmers Home Furniture's new distribution hub in Russellville is an important component in the company's strategy to expand its retail footprint," said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce, "This announcement reflects the company's confidence in Alabama's workforce in the area's infrastructure network."

Farmers was founded in 1949 by Sherwin Glass and is now one of the top 100 furniture companies in the country. 

It is an employee-owned company with 198 stores and employs over 2,000 people. 

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