Industrial Timber, a manufacturer of wood furniture frames, will invest $1.5 million to expand operations at its facilities in Shannon and Ripley, Mississippi
. Both expansion projects will create 80 jobs Lee and Tippah Counties.
Industrial Timber is adding a new manufacturing line at both facilities to meet the needs of Jackson Furniture, a motion and stationary furniture manufacturer that recently located operations in two existing northeast Mississippi facilities.
“Mississippi works hard to build a positive business climate, and it is always good to see existing companies grow and create new jobs,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “Industrial Timber has been in operation for 14 years, and this new partnership with Jackson Furniture, combined with our skilled, dedicated workforce, will help ensure the company enjoys many more years of success in northeast Mississippi.”
The Mississippi Development Authority
provided assistance in support of the project for building modifications and workforce training. Three Rivers Planning and Development District provided assistance for workforce training, as well.
“MDA is glad to have provided assistance to Industrial Timber for this expansion and the creation of these 80 jobs, and we appreciate the team at Jackson Furniture for looking to an existing Mississippi business to supply frames for the company’s furniture,” said MDA Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank our partners at Three Rivers Planning and Development District and the Community Development Foundation for working with us to help facilitate this project.”