Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

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 […] [...]

Lawmakers want furniture imports investigated

by Published: September 9,2010

Tags: antidumping, furniture, imports, manufacturing

WASHINGTON — Several members of the Mississippi congressional delegation have asked federal authorities to investigate whether Chinese and other foreign furniture importers and exporters are skirting antidumping trade restrictions—practices that have hurt Mississippi wooden furniture makers in the past. U.S. Senators Thad Cochran and Roger Wicker and U.S. Representatives Bennie Thompson and Travis Childers have […] [...]

Southern Motion breaks ground for expansion

by Published: August 10,2010

Tags: expansions, furniture, manufacturing

PONTOTOC — A company that makes reclining furniture broke ground yesterday for a plant expansion in northeast Mississippi. Southern Motion says it’s investing $7 million in its new 180,000-square-foot production facility in Pontotoc. The company says it will create at least 200 new jobs over the next two years, with the potential to double that […] [...]

Furniture manufacturer shutters plant

by Published: July 22,2010

Tags: furniture, layoffs, manufacturing

IUKA — An upholstered furniture manufacturer in north Mississippi has gone out of business, putting 35 people out of work. Meridian Furniture Manufacturing occupied a 120,000-square-foot building in Iuka owned by Tishomingo County. Tishomingo County Development Foundation executive director Gary Matthews told the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal the company was unable to secure operating capital […] [...]

City to celebrate impact of La-Z-Boy South

by Published: June 14,2010

Tags: furniture, furniture manufacturing, manufacturing

NEWTON — On June 16, the City of Newton will gather to celebrate a five-decade contribution that has affected millions of Americans. La-Z-Boy South, the manufacturing plant located in Newton, will celebrate 50 years of production. La-Z-Boy local employees and company leadership will be joined by Newton Mayor David Carr and Gov. Haley Barbour as […] [...]

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