Leggett & Platt

is selling a 161,000 square foot bed plant the Carthage, MO-based furniture firm operates in Whitter, CA. The town's Daily News says the bedding and bed components operation is merging with another Leggett & Platt operation nearby. Highly integrated, Leggett & Plant is also leading supplier of mattress production machinery through its Global Systems Group.

Montreal-based furniture manufacturer Dorel Industries Inc. (TSX: DII.B; DII.A) said its Dorel Brazil car seat assembly facility located in Campos dos Goytacazes, Rio de Janeiro was destroyed by fire in mid-November. >>

Southern Motion's expansion in Pontotoc, MS (in August it said it would add 200 jobs within two years and 400 jobs in five years) is running ahead of schedule: in January, 135 new employees begin  at the residential furniture maker's newly expanded plant, says the Northeast Mississippi Daily News. Other area furniture plant expansions in 2010: in August, Albany Industries, New Albany, MS, said it planned to add 200 workers at a newly acquired facility in Ripley, MS; Delta Furniture Manufacturing in Pontotoc, MS is investing $1 million to reactivate a shuttered 220,000-square-foot Deville Furniture plant.

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