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Furniture manufacturer shifting jobs to Corinth

CORINTH — Corinthian Furniture will close its facility in Booneville as the company consolidates all operations at its Corinth locations.

Prentiss County Development Association Executive Director Leon Hays tells The Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/1KPN2jk) the company employees 164 people in Booneville and most of those will be offered positions in Corinth.

Employees were told Wednesday the plant would begin a shutdown in phases next week with it closing permanently on April 1.

Hays said he and the company have already been in contact with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security’s Rapid Response Unit to provide assistance to the affected workers.

The Booneville plant was built in 2002 and covers more than 300,000 square-feet on 40 acres.

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