Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

OSHA cites Bude’s Franklin Lumber Co. for safety violations

BUDE — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Bude company for 22 safety violations and has proposed penalties of $103,356. OSHA officials say in a news release that it cited Franklin Lumber Co. for, among other things, failing to prevent accumulations of combustible dust, to provide guardrails around equipment, to cover live […] [...]

Under-billing of factory costs utility $350K

by Associated Press Published: January 10,2012

Tags: electricity, energy, factories, furniture, manufacturing, power, utilities

GREENWOOD — Greenwood Utilities has taken a $350,000 hit after under-billing a local furniture factory for 15 years before the mistake was caught. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports it received the details of under-billing after filing a public records request. The newspaper said the city-owned facility last March notified the John-Richard furniture factory that its account […] [...]

Iconic furniture store closing after 67 years

by Associated Press Published: January 6,2012

Tags: Closing, furniture, furniture stores, retail, sale

BOONEVILLE — A downtown furniture store that has been open for 67 years in Booneville is closing. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports Dickerson Furniture began its store closing sale this week. Hugh Dickerson opened the store in 1945, originally selling furniture and appliances. However, the store has offered only furniture since the 1950s. Marshall […] [...]

KI closing Pontotoc factory, laying off 70 workers

by Associated Press Published: December 7,2011

Tags: employees, factories, furniture, furniture makers, jobs, lay offs, manufacturing, unemployment, warehouses, workers

PONTOTOC and TUPELO — Furniture maker KI will lay off 70 employees in north Mississippi as it closes one factory and converts a second to a warehouse. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the company, based in Green Bay, Wis., will close its Pontotoc factory by June 1. It will also convert its Tupelo factory […] [...]

Southern Motion expanding into Baldwyn

BALDWYN — Southern Motion, a reclining furniture manufacturer is expanding into Baldwyn in Prentiss County where it will manufacture a new line of upholstered recliners. The company is locating into the 192,500-square-foot building formerly occupied by ForeFront Golf. The expansion represents a company investment of $3 million and will create 150 new jobs over the […] [...]

Authorities investigating cause of fire at foam factory

by Associated Press Published: October 26,2011

Tags: accident, disaster, fire, furniture, manufacturing, workplace safety

TUPELO — Authorities are investigating what caused yesterday’s fire at Mt. Vernon Foam. The small factory manufactured cut foam used in furniture making. About a dozen volunteer and full-time fire departments, including Tupelo and Saltillo, responded to the call around 11 a.m. The factory is owned by Terry Robbins, whose family has owned the business […] [...]

Furniture maker bringing plant to Virginia

by Associated Press Published: October 13,2011

Tags: expansion, furniture, jobs, manufacturing

NEW ALBANY — Furniture maker Albany Industries is planning to establish its first Virginia operation in Galax, creating 335 jobs. Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell said yesterday that the company would invest $2.5 million for the project. Albany Industries will revitalize a vacant property that formerly served as the B.C. Vaughan manufacturing facility. McDonnell called the […] [...]

Instead of consolidating, Furniture Transport closing

by Associated Press Published: September 26,2011

Tags: consolidation, distribution, furniture, plant, plant closing, warehousing

PONTOTOC — Furniture Transport Group is shutting down operations in Pontotoc. The Mississippi Department of Employment Security says it has received notice that FTG is closing Nov. 30. According to the notice, 56 employees will be affected by the move. The High Point, N.C.-based company is a transporter of home furnishings. Just a few weeks […] [...]

State loses grant to promote furniture industry

by Associated Press Published: September 23,2011

Tags: furniture, grant, manufacturing, marketing, state budget, state government, tradeshow

TUPELO — Officials say the loss of a $200,000 state grant likely will mean less national attention for Northeast Mississippi’s furniture industry. V.M. Cleveland, chairman of the Tupelo Furniture Market, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the loss means less national marketing of area furniture manufacturers and of the twice-yearly market. The grant had been […] [...]

Townhouse relocating from storm-torn Smithville

by For the MBJ Published: May 4,2011

Tags: disaster, disaster recovery, furniture, manufacturing, severe weather, tornadoes

MANTACHIE — Gov. Haley Barbour announced Townhouse Home Furnishings, a stationary furniture manufacturing business, will relocate its Smithville operations to a publicly-owned building in Mantachie in Itawamba County. The company’s facilities in Smithville were heavily damaged during the April 27 storms that caused extensive damage and fatalities in Monroe County. The company, which is relocating […] [...]

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