Winnipeg-based Palliser Furniture announced it has opened a fourth plant in Mexico to handle two growing segments: theater seating, distributed under the label Encore by Palliser, and its entry-level, price point brand North American Furniture.
The new 65,000 square-foot plant is located in Matamoros, Coahuila, adjacent to its existing cut and sew operation. According to company officials, the facility will employ up to 180 people filling jobs ranging from operators and technicians to engineers and management.
The plant is applying modern manufacturing methods such as conveyor one-piece continuous flow production to achieve higher efficiencies and more strenuous quality control.
Pursuing energy efficiency as a key priority, the plant uses low-demand kilowatt equipment and LED illumination.
Palliser operates five manufacturing operations: one in Winnipeg, two in Saltillo and two in Matamoros, Coahuila, Mexico.