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Fusion Furniture Expands Operations in New Albany, Mississippi

To meet an increase in consumer demand, upholstered furniture manufacturer Fusion Furniture, which is owned by Pontotoc-based Southern Motion, is expanding in New Albany, Mississippi. The roughly $2 million project is expected to create 125 jobs.

The company will lease the former Emerald Home Furnishings facility from the city of New Albany and Union County and plans to fill the 125 new jobs by the end of 2021.

“Having operated in nearby Ecru since our founding, we are excited to expand our operations to New Albany. New Albany and the surrounding area have a deep history in furniture manufacturing, and we look forward to building on that tradition,” said Fusion Furniture President Bo Robbins. “This new facility will support the continued growth of Fusion and the strong customer demand for our product. Initially, we plan to add over 125 jobs, and at full capacity, the New Albany facility will operate up to six stationary upholstery lines.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements. The city and county will provide qualifying property tax exemptions.

“The continued growth of Northeast Mississippi’s furniture manufacturing industry positions the region as a top location for furniture production, with thousands of Mississippians making quality furniture for industry leaders like Fusion Furniture,” Governor Tate Reeves said. “I have no doubt these 125 new employees will take the same pride in producing the superior furniture for which Fusion is known so the company enjoys many more successful years in our great state.”

“The employees at Fusion Furniture value quality craftsmanship and take pride in producing some of the best furniture around, as evidenced by the company’s need to once again expand in order to meet an increase in demand,” said MDA Interim Director John Rounsaville. “MDA is proud to support the Fusion Furniture team as they bring so many new jobs to Northeast Mississippi. We thank our partners at Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the city of New Albany and Union County for their hard work in making this expansion a reality.”

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