Sherman: Christmas designer adding lawn, garden, jobsSherman: Christmas designer adding lawn, garden, jobshttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=160422017-03-22T05:00:00Z2017-03-22T16:25:00Z

​​​​​​SHERMAN – Christmas Designers plans to expand and diversify its operations in Sherman, which means the company is looking to eventually move into a larger space and grow the number of local jobs.

Jason Woodward, the company's director of e-commerce, said company officials plan to add lawn and garden products that will increase their operations throughout the year.

Woodward said the new products are slated to begin in 2018, and he expects it to become a big part of the business. 

As this operation rolls out, Woodward said the company will probably need to add secondary warehousing next year. In about three years, the company expects to start looking for a new building in Sherman, he said.

"We're looking to move more into the lawn and garden outdoor home accent area that would be your fountains, your décor pieces,​ your bistro patio lighting and just outdoor accent that have become popular in recent years,"​ said Woodard.

"We're going to start planning next year that next step," Woodward said. "We're looking to team up with a developer, and see about getting between 150,000- to 200,000-sf warehouse here in Sherman."

In early March 2017, the company received its last payment, a $20,000 check, of a $75,000 grant from the Sherman Economic Development Corp. SEDCO President John Plotnik said it was an incentive that has benefited Sherman.

The company currently has about 14 year-round employees and about 40 seasonal, and projects that in about three years it will employ 30 year-round personnel and about 100 seasonal personnel.
Herald Democrat
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