James Avery Artisan Jewelry Announces Plans for New Production Facility

Mar 2, 2022

KERRVILLE, TEXAS – James Avery Artisan Jewelry plans to open a 41,000-square foot production facility in Corpus Christi at 401 Junior Beck Drive. The new facility is scheduled to open later this summer on a phased approach, ultimately accommodating over 150 Associates per shift. The company currently employs more than 3,100 corporate, retail and manufacturing associates.

“Our business is growing thanks to the support of communities just like Corpus Christi and we're excited to expand our manufacturing operations to satisfy our guests,” said John McCullough, CEO of James Avery. “We selected Corpus Christi as the home of our newest facility because it has many great features that make it a solid fit for our needs, including the size of the community, the location and the established presence of manufacturing operations in the region.”

The Corpus Christi facility will be the fourth Craftsman center – with others in Kerrville, Comfort and Hondo. A variety of roles will be available in Corpus Christi, including leadership roles, manufacturing technicians, support and maintenance. With most positions at this facility being full-time, associates will be eligible for James Avery's generous benefits, including the health, dental and vision programs, 401(k) savings program, profit sharing program, associate discount and much more.

“We feel fortunate that demand for our product has been strong,” said Steve Perry, senior vice president of manufacturing at James Avery. “Expanding our manufacturing capability was always in our plans and we were fortunate that we found a location we can bring online sooner.”

In addition to the positions in Corpus Christi, the company continues to grow its manufacturing teams in Kerrville, Comfort, Fredericksburg and Hondo. All job opportunities will be posted on JamesAvery.com/careers as they are available.

About James Avery Artisan Jewelry®– James Avery is a vertically integrated, family-owned company located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country. We offer finely crafted jewelry designs for men and women in sterling silver, 14K and 18K gold, bronze and gemstones. James Avery jewelry is designed and crafted by our own skilled artisans in Kerrville, Comfort and Hondo, Texas using the finest materials sourced worldwide. We are a multi-channel retailer with over 100 James Avery stores in four states. Our jewelry is also available at JamesAvery.com, over 220 Dillard's locations and Dillards.com. You can also find our designs at airport stores in Austin, Houston and Nashville, as well as select Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) locations.

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