Tupelo, MS – Officials from Lane Furniture Industries, manufacturer of recliners, motion upholstery, stationary, cedar and home entertainment furniture, have announced the expansion of two of the company’s Lee County locations to accommodate an increase in production. The expansion is creating a total of 186 new jobs, bringing the total number of Lane Furniture employees in Lee County to 2,051. Eighty-five of the jobs created through the expansion are already in place.
“I am pleased that we are able to expand our operations and create more jobs for the residents of Lee County,” said Lane Furniture President Greg Roy. “I am very appreciative of the support we have received from state and local officials throughout this process, and I anticipate many more prosperous years of operation in Mississippi.”
Lane Furniture officials utilized the Mississippi Development Authority’s (MDA’s) Existing Manufacturers Job Rebate Program to help facilitate the expansion.
“Job creation is extremely important in today’s economy, and I appreciate Lane Furniture officials for their decision to expand in Lee County and create so many new jobs for the residents of northeast Mississippi,” said MDA Executive Director Gray Swoope. “Lane Furniture has been an important part of Mississippi’s economy and furniture industry for years, and I commend the company for its continued investment and confidence in our state and workforce.”
Headquartered in Tupelo, Miss., Lane Furniture Industries is owned by Furniture Brands International, which also owns well-known brand companies such as Broyhill, Thomasville, Drexel Heritage and Maitland Smith.
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.
Source: Lane Furniture Industries
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