OW Lee to relocate operation to Texas

ONTARIO, Calif. – OW Lee, a manufacturer of high-end outdoor furniture, fire pits, and accessories located in Ontario, Calif., announced today its acquisition of a 412,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Comfort, Texas, and plans to relocate its California operation to Texas in 2021.

The move will result in 255,000 more usable square footage than the Ontario facility, providing more than 2.5 times more space to use and grow into. Comfort is approximately 45 minutes northwest of San Antonio and conveniently located next to Interstate 10. Ownership of OW Lee will remain with the Lee family, and they plan to continue their commitment of producing American-made outdoor furniture.

“We chose to relocate to Texas due to the state’s favorable business incentives and policies, and for the central location for shipping,” said Terri Lee Rogers, president and VP of sales. “The San Antonio area can meet our need for high-quality metalworkers and welders, and we feel we can provide a good wage and be a positive business member in this community.”

OW Lee will spend the next 4-6 months installing a new state-of-the-art paint line and performing other various upgrades on the building and plan to move operations to the new facility starting in January. They strive to be fully operational in the new facility by spring 2021 and are working to minimize interruptions in productivity.

Jennifer Bringle

Jennifer Bringle is the executive editor of Casual News Now. She has served as editor-in-chief of Casual Living, the leading trade publication covering the outdoor furnishings and accessories industry. She also served as managing editor of Designers Today, a trade publication focused on the interior design community. Prior to that, she served as editor-in-chief of Kids Today magazine, the leading trade publication of the infant and juvenile home furnishings and accessories industry. Jennifer also has been featured on Good Morning America, The Plum and the Associated Press.  Jennifer is a 2001 graduate of North Carolina State University with a B.A. in mass communication with a minor in journalism.

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