Home » NEWS » Economic Development » Ashley Furniture adds Verona plant to Mississippi operations

Ashley Furniture adds Verona plant to Mississippi operations


Ashley Furniture Industries is expanding its manufacturing in Mississippi with the start of operations in a 275,000-square-foot facility in Verona, and will create 60 jobs at the new plant.

Ashley Furniture has been in the state for nearly 20 years and has plants in Ecru and Ripley. It will use its new Verona facility, which is situated on a 35-acre site in the Tupelo-Lee Industrial Park South and was formerly occupied by Morgan Fabrics, to manufacture sleepers and mattresses.

The plant will also serve as a state-of-the-art replacement part and customer support center.

“This decision was the result of several years of global strategic and grass roots analysis,” said Ashley President & CEO Todd Wanek.

The Verona facility, he said, is in close proximity to Ashley’s existing facilities in Ripley and Ecru, is serviced by a rail line and is located in a Foreign Trade Zone.

The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) provided assistance for infrastructure improvements through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program in support of the project.

Ashley Furniture began operations in the Mississippi in 1994 and says it has created more than 3,000 jobs in the state.




… we’d like to ask for your support. More people are reading the Mississippi Business Journal than ever before, but advertising revenues for all conventional media are falling fast. Unlike many, we do not use a pay wall, because we want to continue providing Mississippi’s most comprehensive business news each and every day. But that takes time, money and hard work. We do it because it is important to us … and equally important to you, if you value the flow of trustworthy news and information which have always kept America strong and free for more than 200 years.

If those who read our content will help fund it, we can continue to bring you the very best in news and information. Please consider joining us as a valued member, or if you prefer, make a one-time contribution.

Click for more info

About Ted Carter


  1. i am a small business man who is and have been trying to purchase a 53foot truck load of furniture i cant seem to get any sale person or rep to call me back i will be opening a store soon to exspaned my services and iam in need of a purchase wether it be closeout or brand new 4129165073 michael morgan mmorgan2@live.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *