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MTD Products acquires two businesses, expands market

Cleveland, Ohio-based MTD Products – the parent company of Cub Cadet, Troy-Bilt, Columbia, Yard Machines, Remington, Arnold  and other brands – has acquired two businesses to give it a bigger share in the outdoor power equipment market. MTD has a major manufacturing facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park South in Verona, Details from MTD: With the […]

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Grammer begins full production in Shannon

Grammer AG  is now making commercial-vehicle suspension seating at its newest North American plant in Shannon. A year ago, Grammer broke ground on the 120,000-square-foot facility in the Tupelo Lee Industrial Park, promising to employ 350 people by 2018. A second phase of expansion could add another 300 jobs by 2020.  As of today, the plant employs 92 people. Production […]

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United Furniture moving headquarters to Verona, opening Feb. 9

As we first told you last week, United Furniture Industries is looking to hire 300 people to begin production of stationary furniture at its new plant in Verona. It also is moving its corporate headquarters to Verona. The former Lane Furniture plant is being converted for United, which will  start with four production lines in two […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, Job info, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Verona0 Comments

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Ni hao! Chinese delegation to visit Tupelo Furniture Market

Retailers and representatives of furniture associations from China will visit the Tupelo Furniture Market next month officials announced today.  They’ll meet with state furniture manufacturers at the Spring Market, which will be held Feb. 4-6. The visit was organized by the Franklin Furniture Institute at Mississippi State University. In 2006, a delegation from Mississippi, including officials from the […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market0 Comments

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Raybern Foods to employ 200 at former Sara Lee plant

UPDATED VERSION 1/8/15: The creator of the frozen deli sandwich soon will be making them in Mississippi, creating 200 jobs and occupying what had been an empty building.  Hayward, California-based Raybern Foods, which specializes in heat-and-serve sandwiches sold at grocers including Walmart, is relocating its manufacturing operations to the former Sara Lee building in the […]

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OptimComfort made its announcement at the CDF boardroom Tuesday morning.

OptimComfort adding 70 furniture-related jobs in Plantersville

Two years ahead of where they thought their business would be, Angela Howard and Judith DeShong celebrated Christmas a little early with business and community leaders in Lee County. Their company OptimComfort, a medical furniture designs and manufacturing firm, has opened a manufacturing plant in Plantersville. The company moved into the 27,000-square-foot building formerly owned by […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Plantersville0 Comments

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Philips confirms 49 ‘temporary’ layoffs at Tupelo plant

Philips Lighting today confirmed it had laid off some workers at its Tupelo plant, but said there’s no reason for alarm. “We did announce 49 temporary layoffs of hourly workers,” said Sylvie Casanova, a spokeswoman for Philips North America. Casanova said it’s a seasonal, cyclical move tied to the usual slowdown in construction across the country […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Unemployment1 Comment

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