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Kevin Charles expansion moving ahead in New Albany

By JOSH MITCHELL / Daily Journal The steel frame of the Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery expansion is taking shape on Sam T. Barkley Drive in New Albany. Rusty Berryhill, president of Kevin Charles, said Wednesday that the $2.5 million expansion project should be completed by mid-November. It is a major expansion for the New Albany furniture manufacturer and will double ...

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City-owned warehouse collapses in north Mississippi

NEW ALBANY — A century-old warehouse owned by a north Mississippi city has collapsed. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the New Albany building fell down around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. Mark Greenwood, who lives next door, says the collapse “shook the ground like an earthquake.” No one was injured. Union County Heritage Museum Director Jill Smith said the museum bought ...

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Official: Arson caused fire that destroyed store, warehouse

A fire that destroyed two northeast Mississippi businesses last month has been ruled an arson. The state fire marshal’s office tells WTVA-TV that the June 26 blaze which destroyed a furniture store and a warehouse for refrigeration equipment was deliberately set. The massive structure included Thomas Wholesale Furniture and a warehouse for Master-Bilt refrigerated cabinets. The furniture store is operating ...

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Union County has big plans for industrial park development

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal NEW ALBANY • In an effort to recruit additional business and industry to Union County, city and county leaders, with the help of a private investment group, are building a 100,000-square-foot spec building in the Martintown South Industrial Park. The county, which has the third-lowest unemployment rate in the state at 3.8 percent, has ...

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New Albany’s VIP Seating filling theaters globally

By DENNIS SEID / Daily Journal Ten years ago, Steve Simons and a handful of others started VIP Cinema Seating with hopes that their idea of putting reclining seats in movie theaters would take off. “Nobody in 2008 was putting reclining seats in a movie theater,” said Simons, VIP’s former chief executive officer. “So we introduced this thing, one thing ...

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Furniture maker to expand in north Mississippi

A company that makes upholstered furniture is investing $2.5 million to expand its operations in north Mississippi, with plans to hire 30 new workers. Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery announced Thursday that it would increase furniture production at its New Albany plant to meet growing demand. The company makes pieces for associated company City Furniture, a Florida-based furniture retailer with 19 ...

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Mississippi Communities Receive 2018 National Main Street Accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting performance standards set by the National Main Street Center and the Mississippi Main Street Association (MMSA): Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Carthage/Leake County, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, ...

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Finding a niche is key in starting business

By BECKY GILLETTE Women-owned businesses continue to increase in Mississippi, keeping pace with a national trend that now shows that 38 percent of all U.S. businesses are owned by women. “Women-owned businesses in Mississippi continue to be a force to be reckoned with,” says Janita R. Stewart, SBA District Director in Mississippi.  “They are right there alongside their male counterparts as ...

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Cities gain national accreditation

The following Main Street communities in Mississippi have been designated as accredited Main Street America programs for meeting standards set by the National Main Street Center: Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Batesville, Belhaven, Biloxi, Booneville, Canton, Carthage, Cleveland, Clinton, Columbia, Columbus, Corinth, Crystal Springs, Greenville, Greenwood, Gulfport, Hattiesburg, Hernando, Holly Springs, Houston, Indianola, Kosciusko, Laurel, Louisville/Noxapater, Macon, Meridian, New Albany, Ocean Springs, ...

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VIP promotes Fennell

John Fennell has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales at VIP, the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating. A 15-year veteran of the cinema seating industry, Fennell joined the company in January 2014, relocating from San Diego, California where he served in sales for Seating Concepts. Over the past two years, VIP’s growth in sales has been ...

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