Nettleton, Miss. – Officials from United Furniture Industries have announced the company is expanding operations at its manufacturing facility in Nettleton, Miss. The project represents a company investment of $277,000 and will create a minimum of 100 new jobs. The company currently has 400 employees at the Nettleton facility.
United Furniture is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture including chairs, recliners, sofas and loveseats, sectionals and more. The company also has two manufacturing facilities in Okolona, Miss., and one manufacturing facility and one distribution center in Amory, Miss. Currently, the company employs 1,800 in the state.
“Job creation is crucial to economic development, and I appreciate United Furniture Industries for continuing to invest in its Mississippi operations and for creating these new jobs for the residents of Nettleton,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “United Furniture is a valued business partner to the State of Mississippi, and I am proud we have the business infrastructure in place that allows our existing businesses to grow and succeed here.”
The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for infrastructure improvements.
“United Furniture’s commitment to Mississippi and our workforce is greatly appreciated, and MDA is honored to have been able to provide assistance for this project,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank the Monroe County Chamber of Commerce, the Monroe County Board of Supervisors and our partners at Three Rivers Planning and Development for working to make this expansion possible and create these new jobs for the area’s workers.”
United Furniture Industries is the exclusive U.S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery. The company offers a large range of styles and designs that include stationary sofas, Beautyrest upholstery, reclining sofas, recliners, sectionals and Hide-A-Bed sleepers. For more information, please visit www.unitedfurnitureindustries.com.
About Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Development Authority is the State of Mississippi’s lead economic and community development agency. Nearly 300 employees are engaged in providing services to businesses, communities and workers in the state. While the agency is best known for its efforts to recruit new businesses to Mississippi, the Authority provides services to promote tourism, help communities improve their quality of place, help existing employers identify and meet opportunities and challenges and help workers improve their skills – all with the goal of improving the quality of life and economic well-being of Mississippians. For more information, visit MDA’s website at www.mississippi.org.
Source: Mississippi Development Authority
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