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OSHA fines H.M. Richards for death of maintenance worker

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is recommending a $55,100 fine for furniture manufacturer H.M. Richards. The company, founded in 1997, has 15 business days to respond. Last Oct. 1, Raymond Reece, a 46-year-old maintenance worker at H.M. Richards Inc., was fatally electrocuted, as he disconnected wiring on a saw at the company’s frame shop on […]

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There would be more buyers at the market if more companies – Mississippi-based in particular – would show i Tupelo. Just sayin'

OPINION: Mississippi furniture manufacturers should show at market

I wrote a column in today’s Daily Journal, suggesting that companies that make furniture in Mississippi should show at the Tupelo Furniture Market.  I was out of town for much of the day, but I received some calls with people agreeing with me. Now, you may not, and that’s fine – that’s what opinions are for. And no, […]

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Posted in Business news, Community development, Economic development, Furniture, International, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo, Tupelo Furniture Market1 Comment

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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

OptimComfort made its announcement at the CDF boardroom Tuesday morning.

OptimComfort adding 70 furniture-related jobs in Plantersville

Two years ahead of where they thought their business would be, Angela Howard and Judith DeShong celebrated Christmas a little early with business and community leaders in Lee County. Their company OptimComfort, a medical furniture designs and manufacturing firm, has opened a manufacturing plant in Plantersville. The company moved into the 27,000-square-foot building formerly owned by […]

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Posted in Business news, Community Development Foundation, Economic development, Employment and jobs, Furniture, Manufacturing, New business, Northeast Mississippi, Plantersville0 Comments

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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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Posted in Business news, Economic development, Furniture, Manufacturing, National, Northeast Mississippi, Tupelo1 Comment

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