JACKSON, MS - United Furniture Industries said it will use a former Linwood Furniture plant in North Carolina for distribution of its imported residential furniture products.

The upholstered furniture and casegoods manufacturer told the Winston-Salem Journal that the 400,000-square-foot facility will be used for storage and distribution of bedroom and casual dining room furniture kits from Malaysia and Vietnam, with products to be sold under the Simmons brand.

“Over the past year, we have tweaked our business model to carry more inventory to satisfy demand for just-in-time and quick-ship orders,” United Furniture consultant Robert Cottam told the Journal.

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United Furniture Opens Simmonds Plant

United Furniture invested $5 million to convert the former 850,000-square-foot Hanesbrands’ Weeks plant in Winston-Salem, NC, into an upholstered furniture manufacturing and distribution facility.


It was just a year ago that United Furniture invested $5 million to convert the former 850,000-square-foot Hanesbrands’ Weeks plant in Winston-Salem, NC, into an upholstered furniture manufacturing and distribution facility.

This summer the company also made news when it expanded operations in Mississippi with the purchase of the 500,000-square-foot former Lane Furniture distribution facility in Wren, MS, creating 50 jobs, as well as adding 50 new manufacturing jobs throughout United Furniture’s Amory, Nettleton and Okolona, MS facilities.

United was formed in 2000  through the merger and acquisitions of Parkhill Furniture Co., Comfort Furniture and United Chair. The company is also the exclusive U.S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery. United Furniture's products are offered in a range of styles and designs, including stationary sofas, Beautyrest upholstery, reclining sofas, recliners, sectionals and Hide-A-Bed sleepers.

 

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