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United Furniture adding another 100 workers

United Furniture Industries is adding 100 jobs as it locates distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren. Fifty manufacturing jobs will be created in Wren, plus another 50 will be added throughout United’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona facilities. United Furniture currently has  operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona4 Comments

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United Furniture holds job fair, plans to open plant in February

United Furniture Industries, which last month had the winning bid to buy the former Lane Furniture facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, is having a job fair today. The company, which employs some 1,600 workers at its plants in Okolona, Amory, Nettleton and Hatley, as well as a frame shop in Vardaman, looks to […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona1 Comment

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State Main Street programs get national accreditation

The Mississippi Main Street Association announced that the following members cities have been designated as accredited National Main Street Programs for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Main Street Center:   Aberdeen               Corinth                    Pascagoula Amory                    Greenville                […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Baldwyn, Booneville, Business news, Corinth, National, New Albany, Northeast Mississippi, Oxford, Pontotoc, Ripley, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo, Water Valley, West Point0 Comments

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Northeast Mississippi cities win Mississippi Main Street awards

Several Northeast Mississippi Main Street associations won awards today at the 25th annual Mississippi Main Street annual luncheon. The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association won two awards. DTMSA won the Best Creative Fundraising Project with its Feast for the Farmers event. Feast for the Farmers is held on the Friday prior to the official opening of […]

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Posted in Aberdeen, Amory, Business news, Downtown Tupelo, Northeast Mississippi, Pontotoc, Starkville, tourism, Tupelo0 Comments



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