Area Development
Upholstered reclining furniture manufacturer HomeStretch Inc. is expanding its operations in Nettleton, Mississippi, by adding 60,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space to its existing facility. The project will create 60 new jobs, bringing the number of employees at the Nettleton location to approximately 250.

“This expansion will facilitate our business plan over the next three to five years. Thanks to a solid product line and a highly dedicated workforce, we have enjoyed steady growth since our opening in early 2010. We remain focused on our build-to-stock strategy and will continue to exercise discipline as we take steps to respond to increased demand,” said HomeStretch President Skipper Holliman. “The decisions to increase our capacity and to become a more vertical company represent an investment in our future and a firm belief in where we’re headed.”

“This latest investment by the HomeStretch team is a testament to the skilled workforce and business climate found in Mississippi,” Governor Phil Bryant said. “We work hard to provide an environment where businesses can grow and remain competitive in today’s marketplace. I thank HomeStretch for strengthening its roots in Nettleton and wish the company continued success for many years to come.”

“Mississippi’s existing companies are at the heart of the state’s economy, and we are grateful to HomeStretch for its continued confidence in our state and in our workforce,” said Mississippi Development Authority Executive Director Brent Christensen. “We thank our partners at Monroe County, the city of Nettleton, the Appalachian Regional Commission and Three Rivers Planning and Development District for their hard work and collaboration in helping this great company expand.” The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for infrastructure needs. The Appalachian Regional Commission and Monroe County provided assistance, as well.