Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

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 […] [...]

Instead of consolidating, Furniture Transport closing

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

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

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 […] [...]

Furniture makers allege price-fixing scheme

by Published: March 15,2011

Tags: courts, furniture, manufacturing, price fixing

ABERDEEN — Five North Mississippi furniture manufactures have sued over what they claim was a price-fixing conspiracy involving foam products. The lawsuit was filed March 11 in U.S. District Court in Aberdeen. The plaintiffs are H.M. Richard Inc., Foamco Sales Inc., Prime Designs Inc., Legends Inc. and Houston Foam Fabricators Inc. The lawsuit, which gives […] [...]

Washington Furniture expanding upholstery plant

PONTOTOC — Washington Furniture Sales expects to be in is new upholstery plant in 30 days. Washington Furniture bought the 370,000-square-foot plant, used by Lane to produce recliners until closing in mid-2008, in February. It has been undergoing renovations. The Lane facility was closed by parent company FBI as part of a corporate consolidation and […] [...]

Furniture company penalized by OSHA

by Published: February 22,2011

Tags: furniture, manufacturing, workplace safety

OKOLONA — An furniture company faces about $66,000 in proposed fines following an investigation by the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration. OSHA said in a new release today that it found 18 violations — including one repeat violation — at United Furniture Industries Inc. of Okolona. The alleged violations include: failing to label feeder […] [...]

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