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Tupelo Furniture Market releases new promotional video

We’re a month away from the Fall Tupelo Furniture Market (yes, hard to think it’s a “fall” market when its 100 degrees outside), and officials there have made a new video touting the market and Mississippi-made furniture. Click here for the link. The video has it’s own take about the Magnolia State, acknowledging we may talk […]

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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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Ashley Furniture ownership to stay in the family

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, is keeping the business family-owned: The company said in a statement Monday that its shareholders, “after exploring potential investment options earlier this year, have decided to retain all of their Ashley stock.” “After many discussions with several great firms, […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, State, Verona0 Comments

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‘Mattress Mania’ added to fall Tupelo Furniture Market

The Tupelo Furniture Market is adding for the first time a special bedding promotion to the Fall Market Aug. 20-23. Up to 20 of the 40 bedding and mattress manufacturers at the market will have one-of-a-kind promotions for “Mattress Mania.”  The market noted that Furniture Today magazine last year predicted that retail bedding sales will hit […]

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Posted in Business news, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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United Furniture adding another 100 workers

United Furniture Industries is adding 100 jobs as it locates distribution operations to the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren. Fifty manufacturing jobs will be created in Wren, plus another 50 will be added throughout United’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona facilities. United Furniture currently has  operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and […]

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Posted in Amory, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi, Verona4 Comments

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Gov. Phil Bryant shakes hands with Rooms To Go CEO Jeffrey Seaman after at the ground breaking ceremony for H.M. Richards Monday morning in Baldwyn, which will create 500 jobs in the area.

ICYMI: H.M. Richards expanding, adding 500 jobs

Here’s a link to the full story in today’s Daily Journal regarding H.M. Richards’ announcement yesterday it was expanding and adding 500 jobs. A few excerpts: For the ninth time in its 18-year history, upholstered furniture maker H.M. Richards is expanding. The latest addition, announced Monday at the company’s sprawling, 900,000-square-foot campus in the Harry A. […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, National, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Big announcement this morning at H.M. Richards

UPDATE: Apologies fot the late update, but if you followed me on Twitter you know by now that 500 jobs are coming with an $8 million expansion. About 100 have already been hired, but the rest will have to wait until the 280,000-square-foot addition is built. —————– original post ———- An “economic development announcement” is […]

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Posted in Baldwyn, Business news, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, Mississippi Development Authority, Northeast Mississippi0 Comments

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Ashley Furniture exploring possibility of sale

Ashley Furniture Industries, the world’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer, could be putting itself up for sale. Or, according to the Wall Street Journal, at least looking at the possibilities. From the WSJ: Ashley Furniture Industries Inc. confirmed Tuesday that it has hired investment bank Goldman Sachs Group Inc. to explore “a variety of investment alternatives and other opportunities.” The […]

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Posted in Business news, Ecru, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Ripley, Verona0 Comments


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