Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

Heritage Home closing furniture plants

SALTILLO — Heritage Home Group, LLC said yesterday that it will close furniture plants in Saltillo and Thomasville, N.C., as part of a post-bankruptcy restructuring. Heritage told the Mississippi Department of Employment Security that it would cut 480 jobs in Saltillo by March 21. The plant near Tupelo makes upholstered reclining furniture under the Lane […] [...]

Organizers gearing up for first-ever furniture show

TUNICA — The inaugural Tunica Furniture Market in January will be held in January and its organizer says about 40 companies are expected to participate. “Despite a lot of doubts and people calling me crazy, the Tunica Furniture Market is happening,” organizer Scott Morton told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. Morton proposed earlier this year […] [...]

Industrial Timber expanding plants in two cities

SHANNON and RIPLEY — Industrial Timber, a manufacturer of wood furniture frames, is expanding operations at its facilities in Shannon and Ripley. The company announced that the expansions represent a $1.5-million corporate investment and will create 80 new jobs. Industrial Timber says it is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to meet the […] [...]

Parent company shutting down trucking firm

TUPELO — Action Transport trucks have been moving Lane Furniture merchandise for more than 40 years. That ends tomorrow. Parent company Furniture Brands International is closing down Action. Anton Nicholas of ICR, a financial communications company representing Furniture Brands, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal that the company will now use Missoula, Mont.-based Watkins & […] [...]

Chromcraft Revington sells to Colorado company

SENATOBIA — Sport-Haley Holdings has completed its $3.45 million purchase of furniture maker Chromcraft Revington. The company, which is based in West Lafayette, Ind., has a factory in Senatobia. Apparel maker Sport-Haley of Denver paid $2.7 million, and has promised to pay another $750,000 when Chromcraft’s plant in Delphi, Ind., is sold or mortgaged, or […] [...]

Furniture manufacturer being purchased by Denver-based company

SENATOBIA — Furniture maker Chromcraft Revington Inc. is being sold for $3.45 million. The company, which is based in West Lafayette, Ind., and has a factory in Senatobia, has agreed to merge with Denver-based apparel maker Sport-Haley Holdings. Sport-Haley would pay $2.7 million when the deal closes. It would pay another $750,000 when Chromcraft’s plant […] [...]

Fire forces Alabama company to relocate plant to state

PLANTERSVILLE — A mattress maker will relocate its operations to a vacant facility near Tupelo after lightning sparked a fire that destroyed its Double Springs, Ala., factory. Posturecraft Mattress Co. will open a plant in the former location of National Mattress Co. in Plantersville, with plans to hire 125 to 150 people, state Rep. Steve […] [...]

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

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 […] [...]

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