Brentwood ready to move into new facility
Staff Staff -- Home Textiles Today, May 21, 2002
Carson, CA — About six months after purchasing a 45-acre tract of land in the Village of Memphis, MS, to expand its business, Brentwood Originals is getting ready to move into its newly built, 400,000-square-foot facility on the site.
Brentwood is slated to move June 1 and will officially begin operating the facility on July 1, Loren Sweet, president, told HTT.
The new facility — one of the company's three facilities nationwide, with the other two here and in Youngstown, OH — will be used to fill, blow, sew, box and ship decorative pillows and stock and ship window treatments and throws for distribution in the South and Southeast region. It replaces Brentwood's Olive Branch, MS, plant, which the company is preparing to sell.
Based at the new site will be 250 factory workers and plant management personnel.
"The other plant was 20 years old and only 110,000 square feet, plus the 75,000 square foot site nearby but not adjacent, meaning we had to truck stuff back and forth. This site is much more efficient," said Sweet.