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Southern Motion opens another furniture 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 […] [...]

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

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 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

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

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 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 […] [...]

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