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Palliser opens a fourth furniture plant in Mexico


October 2, 2017
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Oct. 2, 2017 – Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Palliser Furniture has opened a fourth plant in Mexico to handle two growing segments: theatre seating and its entry-level, price point brand.

The new 65,000 square-foot plant is located in Matamoros, Mexico, adjacent to its existing cut and sew operation, said the furniture manufacturer, adding that it will employ up to 180 people in various positions such as operators, technicians, 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. “This is our fifth manufacturing facility in North America, allowing us to service our customers even more efficiently.”

The plant will apply modern manufacturing methods such as conveyor one-piece continuous flow production to achieve higher efficiencies and more strenuous quality control, as well as energy efficiency through the use of low-demand kilowatt equipment and LED lighting, said company representatives.

Palliser operates a total of five manufacturing operations: one in Winnipeg, two in Saltillo and two in Matamoros, Mexico.