United Furniture Industries plans to expand operations at its manufacturing facility in Nettleton, Mississippi. The project represents an investment of $277,000 and will add 100 jobs to its workforce of 400 employees.
United Furniture is a manufacturer of upholstered furniture including chairs, recliners, sofas and loveseats, sectionals and more. It is the exclusive U.S. manufacturer of Simmons Upholstery. The company also has two manufacturing facilities in Okolona, Mississippi, and one manufacturing facility and one distribution center in Amory, Mississippi. The company currently 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,” Gov. 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.”