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United Furniture buys former Lane plant for $1.45 million

United Furniture Industries was the winning bidder for the former Lane Furniture Industries plant in Verona. United offered $1.45 million for the 475,000-square-foot facility . Doug Hanby, United’s chief financial officer, told the Daily Journal that the company will use it as a manufacturing facility for stationary furniture, and hopes to open it during the first […]

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Newport Home furnishings expanding in New Albany

Upholstered furniture manufacturer Newport Home Furnishings in New Albany is expanding its operations and adding 45 new jobs, the company announced today through the Mississippi Development Authority. Newport was founded in 2013 and builds stationary and motion sofas, loveseats, chairs, and recliners. According to MDA, the project represents a corporate investment of $270,000. The MDA provided assistance in support […]

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Furniture maker HomeStretch expanding, adding 60 jobs

Upholstered motion and recliner furniture manufacturer HomeStretch is adding 60 jobs to its Nettleton plant, officials said today. The company, founded four years ago by Skipper Holliman and Gentry Long, is adding 60,000-square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space. “This expansion will facilitate our business plan over the next three to five years,” Holliman said. “Thanks to […]

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Gifts and Accessories Show at furniture market adds fundraisers

The fall Tupelo Furniture Market gets underway Thursday and ends Sunday, and for the fifth year, the concurrent Furniture, Gift & Home Accessories Show will take place. The furniture market trade show is open to registered retail buyers only in Buildings II-VI, but the FGHAS is open to the public in Building I. The Furniture, Gift […]

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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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