BJ’s to move corporate headquarters
Natick, Mass. BJ’s Wholesale Club is planning to move its corporate headquarters and nearly 1,000 employees from Natick, Mass., to more spacious accommodations in Westborough, Mass., early next year.
BJ’s spokeswoman said the warehouse retailer has outgrown its Natick facilities, where it has been based for 25 years.
BJ’s has signed a 15-year lease to take over a six-story office building and an adjoining two-story building. The company is now run out of five separate buildings in Natick.
BJ’s has estimated $4 million in upfront costs for the move.
A.C. Moore appoints acting CEO
Berlin, N.J. A.C. Moore Arts & Crafts announced the appointment of Joseph A. Jeffries as acting CEO effective March 31. He will also continue to serve as COO of the company.
Jeffries succeeds Rick A. Lepley, who is retiring effective March 31. Lepley will continue to consult to the company over the next year.
A.C. Moore said it will conduct an internal and external search for a permanent CEO.
Southwest Signs promotes David Fields
San Antonio Southwest Signs announced that David Fields has been promoted to the position of director of business development. In this new role Fields will continue to find new opportunities to grow our market share with new customers.
Fields started working in sales at Southwest Signs in 2008 and has made a great impact on our business. He came to us with 25 years of sales experience calling on national accounts in the vertical markets of banking, retail and hospitality.
Fields received a BS in Accounting from Virginia Tech and a MBA in International Business from Our Lady of the Lake University. Fields comments, “Southwest Signs is a unique combination of strength and agility. The company is large enough to handle any size national account conversion program in the market and still agile enough to produce the most detailed custom sign imaginable. It is a blast to share our story to potential customers.”
Southwest Sign Group is a full spectrum sign manufacturing company that was established in 1946. It has been successfully managing national, and local custom accounts for the past 63 years. Corporate headquarters is located in San Antonio, where it specializes in the manufacturing and management of all types and sizes sign programs and projects.