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VOL. 128 | NO. 231 | Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Jackson Furniture to Open 2 Mississippi Plants, Hire 250

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A Tennessee furniture maker will open two plants in northeast Mississippi, hiring 250.

Jackson Furniture, based in Cleveland, Tenn., announced Monday that it will open plants in Mantachie and Myrtle, investing $2 million.

The company makes sofas, recliners, chairs, tables and rugs under the Catnapper and Jackson brands. It's also rolling out a line of Duck Dynasty-branded furniture in camouflage patterns and outdoor prints.

The Mississippi Development Authority is giving the company $750,000 for renovation and relocation costs, as well as worker training valued at $1.016 million. The Appalachian Regional Commission is giving $300,000 for infrastructure improvements.

Average worker salary is projected to be $25,000.

The company is buying the 186,000-square-foot building former Townhouse Home Furnishings building in Mantachie and the 160,000-square foot former Barclay Furniture Co. building in Myrtle.

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