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Gov. Phil Bryant, New Albany mayor Tim Kent, and Emerald Home Furnishings president David Beckmann stand ready to hammer the first bolts of the expansion project which will create 150 jobs Wednesday morning in New Albany.

ICYMI: 300 jobs coming to Northeast Mississippi

It was a good day in Northeast Mississippi yesterday, with the announcement that two companies were bringing a total of 300 jobs to the area. Here’s an excerpt from the story in today’s paper: On the same day figures showed Northeast Mississippi posted its lowest unemployment rate in a decade, the region got another economic […]

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Lane Furniture parent company replaces CEO

According to the Winston-Salem Journal of North Carolina, Heritage Home Group has replaced its chief executive officer, Ira Glazer. HHG is the parent company of Lane Furniture Industries, which employs several hundred at its lone remaining plant in Belden. HHG shuttered its Saltillo plant last March, laying off 480 workers. Heritage Home Group replaced what had been […]

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Bauhaus Furniture names new president, looks to expand

Saltillo-based Bauhaus Furniture Group LLC announced today that it has appointed furniture industry veteran Wayne Stephens as its president. It also said it is looking to expand.  Stephens, formerly a consultant to Bauhaus, will be based at the company’s headquarters in Saltillo, Mississippi. He replaces former president Britt Allred who recently resigned to pursue other business opportunities. […]

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Kellex bringing 75 jobs to Tupelo

Officials from Ohio-based Kellex Seating, manufacturer of commercial upholstered seating, announce the company is expanding into Mississippi by locating operations in the former Tupelo Manufacturing facility in Tupelo. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. “I appreciate the Kellex team for selecting Tupelo as their location to pursue new growth […]

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VIP Cinema Seating in New Albany doubling capacity

VIP Cinema Seating, which touts itself as the world’s largest manufacturer of premium cinema seating, announced a major production expansion that will double the company’s manufacturing capacity “while maintaining VIP’s commitment to made-in-the-U.S.A. quality.”  Says the company: The move came in response to growing customer demand. When VIP introduced the concept of luxury reclining seating to […]

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United Furniture returning to Tupelo Furniture Market

According to Furniture Today, United Furniture Industries, is returning to the Tupelo Furniture Market and has signed a three-year lease on a 17,000-square foot showroom.  “We feel the Tupelo Furniture Market is a very viable market and a crucial market in our long-term marketing strategy of servicing our Southeast and Midwest customer base,” said Jay Quimby, […]

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Southern Motion expanding Baldwyn operations again

Pontotoc-based Southern Motion is expanding its motion furniture operations at its Baldwyn facility, officials announced today. The project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next 12 months, according to Gov. Phil Bryant’s office and the Mississippi Development Authority Officials say the move will bring employment at the facility to 235. Southern Motion, […]

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