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Furniture market growing in last year

By LISA MONTI When American Furniture officials announced in December the company had expanded its footprint in Mississippi by locating manufacturing operations in Amory, state leaders took the $560,000 investment in Monroe County as a good sign. The company also has manufacturing operations in Ecru. “Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry has experienced significant growth over the past year, and American Furniture’s expansion ...

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Furniture manufacturer shifting jobs to Corinth

CORINTH — Corinthian Furniture will close its facility in Booneville as the company consolidates all operations at its Corinth locations. Prentiss County Development Association Executive Director Leon Hays tells The Daily Corinthian (http://bit.ly/1KPN2jk) the company employees 164 people in Booneville and most of those will be offered positions in Corinth. Employees were told Wednesday the plant would begin a shutdown ...

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Spring Tupelo Furniture Market kicks off Thursday

TUPELO — The Spring Tupelo Furniture Market starts Thursday, but some transactions have already started as buyers and sellers gather for the 29th consecutive year. Kevin Seddon, president of the Tupelo Furniture Market, tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/1WBhcal) 49 new companies have bought space this year. The spring market is later than usual. In the past, it was ...

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Taylor promotes Greg Sisson

Greg Sisson has been promoted to Director of Manufacturing Operations at Taylor Machine Works and Senior Staff member of the Taylor Group, Inc. Sisson was a general foreman from 1988 until 1996. In 1996 he was promoted as Works Manager and in March of 2015 promoted to Manager of Operations. He has been a member of Mars Hill Fire department ...

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Furniture maker to open plant, create 100 jobs

    MBJ staff Delta Furniture Manufacturing announced Wednesday it will locate in the 80,000-square-foot facility formerly occupied by Astrolounger in Houlka. The Chickasaw County project represents a corporate investment of $432,000 and will create 100 jobs. Delta Furniture also has manufacturing operations in Pontotoc, where the company has 180 employees. The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of ...

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Mississippi lawmakers pass aid for tire plant, shipyard

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers on Thursday approved hundreds of millions of dollars of state money and incentives for a tire plant in western Hinds County and a shipyard in Gulfport. German tire and auto-parts maker Continental AG will invest $1.45 billion in a plant that one lawmaker called the largest tire plant in North America. It will eventually hire up to ...

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Mississippi plans incentives for tire plant, shipyard

Mississippi lawmakers will consider more than $275 million in incentives beginning Thursday for a tire plant and a shipyard that could cumulatively invest more than $1.5 billion and create 3,500 jobs. Gov. Phil Bryant called a special legislative session Wednesday, a day after a lawmaker told The Associated Press that such legislation was imminent. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Joey Fillingane, ...

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