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Fermob opens headquarters in Forsyth

French patio furniture company is wholesale distributor

The ribbon cutting Dec. 12 marks the opening of Fermob’s new United States headquarters in Cumming.
Fermob specializes in outdoor furniture and has a European feel.
Fermob specializes in outdoor furniture and has a European feel.
Fermob specializes in outdoor furniture and has a European feel.

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — If you’re looking for outdoor furniture with a French flair, look no farther than Forsyth County.

Fermob is a French wholesale distributor of outdoor lounge furniture products and accessories. Fermob USA sells outdoor furniture directly to the trade and to consumers through a network of retailers.

It’s known for its eco-friendliness as well as bright color options. Multiple parks around the United States have Fermob’s chairs.

The company officially opened its new 40,000-square-foot United States headquarters Dec. 12 at 1610 Redi Road in Cumming. Its former location was in Dawsonville, but the company had outgrown its 19,000-square-foot facility.

Fermob USA has grown steadily over the years and needs more warehouse space to accommodate growth, according to Leslie Thompson, Fermob COO.

“We are thrilled about our European-inspired building as it offers a modern open office design to encourage collaboration among our employees,” she said. “The new warehouse will help us streamline our processes and increase efficiencies so we can continue to grow and serve our customers.”

Her husband, Jim Thompson is president of the American location and said the couple fell in love with the company while visiting France.

“We thought the chairs we saw would be great for a pine table I was building,” he said. “But it’s turned into much more than that.”

The couple chose Forsyth as they liked the community and lived there already.

“I was looking for a place for quite a while, but there was nothing that fit my need,” Jim Thompson said. “So we ended up going the building route. And we are happy to have done it.”

They couldn’t have picked a better place, according to U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall who represents Forsyth.

“Prosperity is pouring over the borders. For Forsyth County, folks have been running into the county year after year. You have a choice of where to put your business where the growth is,” Woodall said.

And Fermob national President Bernard Reybier also says the company’s new American headquarters will thrive.

“Georgia is the right place to embrace the European spirit,” Reybier said. “Fermob is a mix of European style with French style. I am so proud of what we have done and what we will do together.”

To learn more about Fermob, visit fermobusa.com.

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