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Heritage Home Group closing Drexel Heritage plant

Heritage Home Group is closing another plant, the Winston-Salem (N.C.) Journal reports.  According to the newspaper, the Drexel Heritage plant in Morganton, N.C.,  will close by July 31, resulting in the layoff of 87 workers. The announcement, made Friday, follows HHG’s closure in March of its Lane Furniture plant in Saltillo, which resulted in nearly 500 […]

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Posted in Employment and jobs, Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Heritage Home Group, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment0 Comments

Bishop’s BBQ celebrating birthday with balloons, banana pudding

Bishop’s BBQ and Grill is celebrating its sixth birthday today. The restaurant opened in Saltillo six years ago and has since added three more locations – one in Booneville and two in Tupelo. “Four locations is quite an achievement and it took every person that works for Bishop’s BBQ to get us there,” the company […]

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Posted in Booneville, Business news, Food & Dining, Saltillo, Tupelo1 Comment

Furniture Brands reaches pension settlement

Furniture Brands Wind Down Inc., the remnant of bankrupt Furniture Brands International, has reached a deal with its creditors and the  federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.  The settlement, which still needs court approval, has the PBGC reducing its claim against the company from $340 million to  $300 million. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection […]

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Posted in Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo3 Comments

Heritage Home Group closing another furniture plant

Heritage Home Group, the parent company of Lane, Broyhill, Thomasville,Drexel Heritage, Henredon, Pearson, Hickory Chair, Lane Venture, Maitland-Smith and La Barge brands, is closing the Pearson plant in High Point, N.C., according to the Lenoir News-Topic.  The closure, to be completed by August, will put 86 people out of work. Heritage Home, which took over the […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Furniture Brands International, Heritage Home Group, Manufacturing, National, Saltillo, Unemployment4 Comments

FMC Technologies’ Tupelo plant sold

FMC Technologies is selling its material handling products business, which includes what it calls its Tupelo plant (it’s actually near Saltillo), to Levine Leichtman Capital Partners .  It will rename the business Syntron Material Handling, and it will have its headquarters in Tupelo, the company said. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, is expected to be completed […]

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Posted in Business news, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo0 Comments

Hopeful laid-off Lane employees attend job fair

Last month, the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries stunned the employees at Lane’s Saltillo plant, announcing it would be closed by March 21. Heritage Home Group said “business circumstances” forced it to make the decision. The decision meant 480 people would be laid off.  Many of them are looking for jobs, and on Wednesday, a job […]

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Posted in Business news, Employment and jobs, Furniture Brands International, Job info, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment, Workplace issues1 Comment

CDF: Opportunities for Lane employees available

Along the lines of a story we had a few weeks back, the CDF  reminds soon-to-be unemployed Lane Furniture Industries employees in Saltillo that there are job opportunities available:  From the CDF: Northeast Mississippi industries can absorb many, if not all of the 480 people laid off as a result of Lane Furniture Industry’s recent […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Furniture, Manufacturing, Northeast Mississippi, Saltillo, Tupelo, Unemployment0 Comments

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