Arts, crafts, and stationery manufacturer Cra-Z-Art is increasing production by opening a second state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Based in Randolph, the company owns America’s largest pencil factory, in Tennessee, manufacturing USA Gold and USA Titanium pencils, and will now expand to have three factories in the U.S with a million square feet of commercial space for producing toys and arts and crafts.
The newest Florida facility, which opened this month, is 315,000 square feet and will produce multiple lines of popular Cra-Z-Art products, including puzzles. It comes at a time when supply chain issues, especially with goods made overseas, are greatly affecting the ability of companies to quickly get items to market.
Cra-Z-Art produces other popular toy items such as Softee Dough, Cra-Z-Slimy, Disney arts and crafts, Kodak jigsaw puzzles, art and writing materials, plastic containers and supplies, Cra-Z-Loom, the Real Cotton Candy Maker, Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine and a complete line of Shimmer ‘n Sparkle craft kits.
“In response to our rapid growth, this second facility will allow us to substantially increase capacity and more effectively and efficiently get our products to market for consumers to enjoy. We are once again increasing production of our quality goods that are made right here in the U.S.A., which will ultimately contribute to the local economy of the Jacksonville region and beyond,” Cra-Z-Art Chairman Lawrence Rosen said.