Posts Tagged ‘furniture’

Furniture makers allege price-fixing scheme

by Associated Press 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

by Associated Press Published: March 10,2011

Tags: county government, employment, expansions, furniture, jobs, manufacturing, state government

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 Associated Press 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 Wally Northway 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 Associated Press 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 Associated Press 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 Wally Northway 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 […] [...]

Caye closing plant, 600 out of work

by Associated Press Published: June 2,2010

Tags: furniture, manufacturing

NEW ALBANY — Caye Home Furnishings is closing its plant in New Albany within the next 60 days, putting 600 people out of work. The closing of the plant marks the end of an era of sorts. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports that at one time, the facility was the largest upholstered furniture manufacturing […] [...]

Southern Motion unveils expansion

by Wally Northway Published: June 1,2010

Tags: expansion, furniture, manufacturing

PONTOTOC — Officials from Southern Motion, a reclining furniture manufacturer, have announced the company is expanding its operations to accommodate an increase in production, and will construct a new 180,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its current operation in Pontotoc. The expansion represents a company investment of $7 million and will create a minimum of 200 new […] [...]

Parker Hannifin adding more workers

by Wally Northway Published: February 10,2010

Tags: expansion, furniture, manufacturing

BATESVILLE — Officials from Parker Hannifin have announced the expansion of the company’s Batesville operations. The expansion accommodates additional production of refrigerant control and containment components for automotive, heavy-duty truck and off-road air conditioning applications.

 The expansion has created 50 new jobs at the facility. Prior to the expansion, the Batesville facility employed approximately 145 […] [...]

« Previous Page Next Page »

Recent Posts

Polls

How ready is your business for health care reform?

View Results

The MBJ poll should not be considered a scientific one. Results reflect only the opinion of those who participate.

Loading ... Loading ...

Recent Comments