Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

Furnituremaker files for bankruptcy, to lay off nearly 1,500 workers

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI — A financially troubled St. Louis, Mo., furniture company that operates several facilities in Mississippi is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is set to lay off its 1,451-person workforce in the state. Furniture Brands International designs, manufactures and markets furniture under a variety of notable brand names, including Broyhill and Thomasville. Its […] [...]

Furniture Market gets state money; earmarked for recruitment

TUPELO — The Tupelo Furniture Market is receiving $250,000 from the state to market the biannual show. The 2013 Legislature approved the funding. The money will come from the Forest and Wildlife Research Center at the state College Board. The market has not gotten any state money for the past two years. Furniture market president […] [...]

Furniture Market date moved, exhibitors could be lost

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2013

Tags: date, exhibit, exhibitor, furniture, furniture market, trade show

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — The spring Tupelo Furniture Market, originally scheduled for mid-February, will now be held Jan. 16-19. The fall market will be Aug. 15-18 as planned. TFM president Kevin Seddon tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the move means the Tupelo date also will be bracketed by the Atlanta International Gift and Home Furnishings […] [...]

Furniture maker opening another facility; creating 60 jobs

VERONA — Ashley Furniture Industries is locating operations in a 275,000-square-foot facility in Verona, and will create 60 jobs at its new facility, according to the Mississippi Development Authority. Ashley Furniture maintains manufacturing operations in Ecru and Ripley. The furniture manufacturer will use its new Verona facility, which is located on a 35-acre site in […] [...]

Companies invited to Mexico for furniture trade show

MEXICO CITY, Mexico — The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) is inviting Mississippi businesses to participate in Magna Expo Mueblera, a Mexican supplier show for the furniture industry, to be held Jan. 23-26, 2013, in Mexico City, Mexico. The show will connect participating Mississippi companies in the home/office furniture and furniture supplies industries with business opportunities […] [...]

Investment company acquires JBHM Education Group

by MBJ Staff Published: September 30,2012

Tags: acquisition, education, furniture, holding company, investment, manufacture, merger, school

JACKSON — Weld North Holdings LLC, an investment company based in New York, has acquired a 100 percent interest in JBHM Education Group. The transaction closed in September. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Weld North intends to combine JBHM Education Group with recently acquired Editure Professional Development Inc. of New York, creating a […] [...]

Officials see possible return of furniture-making jobs

by Associated Press Published: August 21,2012

Tags: employee, furniture, job, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, offshoring, onshoring, work, worker

STARKVILLE — Mississippi spent 50 years poaching factories from the North with cheap land, labor and government incentives before hitting headwinds from China, where labor was even cheaper. But industry leaders said yesterday at Mississippi State University that the Magnolia State and the rest of the U.S. have a chance to reverse manufacturing losses. “I […] [...]

Southern Motion opens another furniture plant

by Associated Press Published: July 11,2012

Tags: furniture, goods making, goods producing, manufacture, manufacturer, manufacturing, plant

BALDWYN — Upholstered furniture maker Southern Motion has officially opened its Baldwyn plant. The company already has four facilities employing a combined 1,025 people in Pontotoc. Its newest plant, which began operations in March, employs 60 workers but is expected to grow. The facility previously housed Forefront Golf, a golf accessory plant owned by James […] [...]

After post-tornado move, Townhouse plant discontinues operations

MANTACHIE — Townhouse Furniture, who moved some work to Mantachie after a 2011 tornado in Smithville, has apparently shut down its operation and local officials fear they’ve lost a $50,000 investment. Townhouse, a stationary furniture manufacturer, received local and state help with the move from Smithville to Mantachie. At the time, Townhouse CFO Tony Watson […] [...]

Coming home, part 2- “Reshoring” could reenergize U.S. manufacturing

As director of Mississippi State University’s Franklin Furniture Institute, Bill Martin has an up-close familiarity with the American “reshoring” trend, especially its implications for furniture manufacturing in Mississippi. He’s not convinced the trend of factories leaving China to return to the United States has arrived in Mississippi, but change is under way and the Magnolia […] [...]

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