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Born in 1903, Mr. W. Ray Jackson left very humble beginnings in Cleveland, TN at age 16 to set out on his own. After working for several years in an auto assembly plant in Ohio, he returned back South to Tennessee to try the chair upholstery business. After quickly learning the upholstery craft, he took the $30 in his pocket - ALL he had left after the banks closed during the Great Depression - and started Jackson Furniture Company. The business grew and grew with expanded factories and more people hired and put to work. His $30 gamble paid off as by the 1970s he had over 1.3 million square feet of furniture manufacturing space in TN, MS, TX, and FL - and now held one of the largest family owned furniture enterprises in the USA.
His greatest turning point was determining that assembly line production of Platform Glider Recliners was the key to a "comfortable America". He took his knowledge from the automobile industry and applied it to Chair/Glider production. These same techniques are still used every day in our plants as the culture still thrives under 3rd generation leadership.
Mr. Jackson would often comment that much of his success came from good old-fashioned hard work, and a dedication to giving employees an opportunity to "better themselves".
Today, Jackson Furniture Industries remains focused in the USA. We have 6 factories and over 1,500 dedicated employees and vendors committed to producing the most comfortable and longest lasting furniture that money can buy.
A lot has changed in the furniture industry since 1933. Recent developments, such as the closing of major textile plants in the U.S., have forced us to go overseas for products like fabrics and leathers that are no longer available here in mass quantities. The covers on our products may be made elsewhere, but for nearly all of our products, employees in our American factories build the frames and apply the cover. While many of our components, including our recliner mechanisms, are fabricated by our dedicated employees in this country, we also consider international suppliers and laborers for some parts - such as handles, massagers and swivel bases - in order to build long-lasting furniture at an accessible price.
At Jackson Furniture, we are investing in our plants and doing everything we can to remain a trusted, strong and competitive employer in the U.S. We are extremely proud of our roots and we look forward to providing you with American-made comfort and quality for many more years to come!
Warehouse employees are responsible for loading, unloading and checking of bills/paperwork to ensure accuracy of loads. They are responsible for maintaining a clean environment and organizing the warehouse.
Summary of essential job functions:
Retrieve furniture from the warehouse for loads
Scan all pieces while loading, unloading or organizing the warehouse
Responsible for maintaining their equipment (2-wheelers, motorized vehicles, etc.)
Check of all Bills of Lading for shipments and receipts to ensure accuracy
Responsible for taking all damages to inspection/repair department
Keeping warehouse and dock doors clean of debris
Work as directed
High school diploma preferred but not required, and shipping experience in a fast-paced environment highly preferred
Ability to read, write, count, and do basic math
Must pay close attention to detail
Must perform job with safety as a top priority
Must be able to walk 10 – 15 miles per shift in a warehouse setting (cold in winter and hot in summer); comfortable clothing & shoes recommended
Must be able to get along well with others, work on a team basis
Ability to show up to work on-time, every day, and take direction from supervisor(s) in a fast-paced environment
Must be able to lift up to 50-75 lbs repetitively on a daily basis
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.