Dubuque, Iowa-based Flexsteel Industries Inc. says it plans to build a $12 million, 40,000-square-foot corporate office building in the Port of Dubuque area, replacing a headquarters in the city that is several decades old.
Furniture Today reported that the construction of the building for the RV seating manufacturer is contingent upon approval and financial assistance from governmental entities at state and local levels, the company said. If all goes well, construction would begin in July with completion in early summer 2012.
“Our corporate offices have been at the north Jackson Street location since 1936,” said Ron Klosterman, president and CEO of the furniture manufacturer and importer. “After 75 years, the office facility is out of date both structurally and technologically. Our business has changed over the past 118 years and continues to evolve.”
The four-story building will be designed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly, with large windows to make use of natural light.
And the furniture, of course, will include products from Flexsteel’s DMI commercial office division and Flexsteel hospitality and home furnishings lines. The building will allow for future expansion.