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State manufacturing group hosting reception at Tupelo Furniture Market

The MMA – the Mississippi Manufacturers Association, not mixed martial arts – will host a reception for furniture industry manufacturers and suppliers prior to the official start of the fall Tupelo Furniture Market in a couple of weeks. Here’s a press release describing the event: The Mississippi Manufacturers Association (MMA) recently confirmed that it will […]

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Tupelo Furniture Market says hotel rooms filling up fast for fall show

The Tupelo Furniture Market says hotel rooms are filling up fast for the fall market Aug. 14-17.  Officials said more than 8,000 furniture retailers have pre-registered for the show, and almost all of the exhibition space has been sold as well. Tupelo had some 2,000 hotel rooms before the April 28 tornado, but two hotels […]

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Tupelo Furniture Market: More top buyers registering for fall show

It’s still two months away, but the fall Tupelo Furniture Market is attracting interest from more top buyers across the nation, officials said. They expect 10,000 to 15,000 to preregister for the fall show, which is Aug.  14-17.  Here’s what the market says: “Top furniture retailers from throughout the United States are committing early to […]

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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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Chromcraft Revington furniture company shutting down

From the Associated Press: A furniture factory that was once had more than 1,000 employees in Senatobia is closing. Chromcraft Revington laid off as many as 200 employees earlier this month, leaving the furniture maker and distributor with about 30 employees to wind down its operations. The company sold commercial and home furniture under the Chromcraft, […]

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Genesis Furniture in Pontotoc closed, 63 laid off

Genesis Furniture Co. in Pontotoc has closed, according to a notice issued by the Mississippi Department of Employment Security. The move, announced to employees April 4, affects 63 workers.

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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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