JACKSON, MS - United Furniture Industries will locate its distribution operations in the former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren, MS. The project will create 50 new jobs at the Wren location as well as 50 new manufacturing jobs throughout United Furniture’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona, MS facilities.
Mississippi's State Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for infrastructure improvements.
“The purchase of the 500,000-square-foot Wren Distribution Center will allow United to expand manufacturing operations across Monroe, Chickasaw and Lee counties,” said United Furniture COO Doug Hanby.
“This expansion by United Furniture marks the company’s second this year, and it will be the company’s seventh facility in Northeast Mississippi," said Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant.
MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough said the Tennessee Valley Authority, the Monroe County Board of Supervisors, and the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce assisted United Furniture in choosing to locate in Wren.
United was formed 15 years ago through the merger and acquisitions of Parkhill Furniture Company, Comfort Furniture and United Chair. It is the exclusive U.S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery. The company offers a large range of styles and designs, including stationary sofas, Beautyrest upholstery, reclining sofas, recliners, sectionals and Hide-A-Bed sleepers.
Since its founding, the company has undergone numerous expansions and now operates in more than five million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space in Mississippi, North Carolina and California. It maintains operations in several Mississippi locations, including Amory, Hatley, Nettleton, Okolona, Vardaman and Verona, and employs more than 2,000 workers throughout these locations.
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