Furniture maker to close Mississippi manufacturing plant

Published 11:50 am Friday, June 5, 2020

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NEWTON, Miss. (AP) — A Michigan-based furniture maker is announcing the closure of its Mississippi manufacturing plant.
La-Z-Boy Inc. on Thursday said it would permanently close its upholstery manufacturing facility in Newton.
The company aims to reduce its global workforce, The Meridian Star reported.
The Monroe, Michigan-based firm cited the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in its decision.
The Mississippi plant was built in 1960 and employs about 300 people, the newspaper reported. It manufactures La-Z-Boy recliners and sofas.
La-Z-Boy said the Mississippi plant’s production will be shifted to the company’s plants in Dayton, Tenn,; Neosho, Mo.; and Siloam Springs, Ark.

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