Dubuque-based Flexsteel Industries considers moving some production overseas

A Dubuque-based furniture maker is considering relocating production of a signature product to Mexico and Asia.

Jerry Dittmer, CEO of Flexsteel Industries Inc., told the Telegraph Herald that a possible change in production of Flexsteel’s blue steel spring would be part of an effort to expand the company’s global footprint and reduce long lead times for customer deliveries.

Dittmer says moving some productions is not a closed deal but the plans have been shared with union officials.

According to Flexsteel, the patented blue steel spring is “the core” of Flexsteel’s furniture quality.

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