Flexsteel to Retire Aging Dubuque Manufacturing Facility

DUBUQUE, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Flexsteel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLXS) announced today that it intends
to exit its manufacturing facility located on Jackson Street in Dubuque,
IA. The facility dates back to 1897 and has become inefficient for
manufacturing and costly to maintain.

Directly linked with this decision, the Company recently announced plans
to invest up to $25 million in North American manufacturing
infrastructure during the next two fiscal years to address aging
facilities and improve efficiency.

Flexsteel employs a total of 250 associates at the manufacturing
facility, with 185 of those associates represented by the United
Steelworkers (Local 1861), Teamsters (Local 120) and Operating Engineers
(Local 234).

Karel Czanderna, President and CEO, commented, “We have identified
several viable locations for manufacturing. With our corporate history
and long-term commitment to the Dubuque community, the Company desires
to remain in the Dubuque area. However, before finalizing a decision
regarding location, we must ensure we can operate in a new facility
while remaining competitive in the market.”

With a targeted exit date of December 2017, the Company today initiated
discussions with the unions regarding closing the manufacturing facility
and the prospect of entering into new agreements that would apply to a
new facility should Dubuque be selected. In addition, the Company will
continue to work with the appropriate government and community agencies
in potential locations to determine the final location of its
manufacturing operation.


Flexsteel Industries, Inc., Dubuque, IA
Timothy E. Hall,
Chief Financial Officer