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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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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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Hawkeye Industries invests $750K, to add workers

Hawkeye Industries Inc. in Tupelo announced it has invested $750,000 in new equipment to expand its operations as its business has increased. The company also will add up to five more employees.  “We are busier now than we have been in a long time, especially during this time of year, which is typically our slowest quarter,” […]

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One mystery work site in Tupelo solved, the other still a mystery

There’s been some speculation on a couple of sites in Tupelo recently, where crews have been bringing in lots of dirt, leveling the sites, etc. Biz Buzz can tell you what one of them is. On South Gloster Street, next to Advance Auto Parts – which is adjacent to an O’Reilly Auto Parts – will […]

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Posted in Business news, Construction, Drive-by Photos, Economic development, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo0 Comments

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Opening of Yokohama road ‘marks an important milestone’

Yokohama Boulevard, the 4-mile road connecting Highway 45 Alternate to Barton Ferry Road, is now officially open for travel. Gov. Phil Bryant, state and local officials gathered earlier today for a ribbon cutting to mark the occasion. The $20 million road is part of the $300 million first phase of the Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi development that […]

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Posted in Automotive news, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi, West Point, Yokohama Tire0 Comments

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