Furniture jobs lost

19:04, May 18 2014

Eleven jobs will go at Timaru-based Galleon Woodware following the brand's sale to a West Coast company.

After 20 years in the domestic furniture market, the owners have decided to concentrate their efforts on their commercial furniture business, Harrows Contract Furniture, general manager Mark Suckling said yesterday.

The last day for Galleon in Timaru is Friday, May 30.

"While the manufacturing facility at Redruth will still be utilised, the change in product focus has resulted in 11 redundancies across production and administration," Suckling said.

"Nine have already secured other employment, with the remaining two following positive leads."

This will leave 11 staff at the company.

The Galleon Woodware brand and associated ranges of contemporary furniture have been sold to Coastwood Furniture, which will be shifting the production of these products to its Greymouth factory.

"Coastwood are an established manufacturer of domestic furniture with ranges that complement the established Galleon collections."

Harrows Contract Furniture specialises in the fitout of upmarket hospitality venues.


The Timaru Herald