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Ribbon cutting for Jackson Furniture in Myrtle

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 2/04/2014 11:31 am
MYRTLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- State and local leaders celebrated the location of a new furniture manufacturing facility in Union County Tuesday morning.

Business and community leaders joined Jackson Furniture in cutting the ribbon on the company's new plant in Myrtle.

The Cleveland, Tennessee-based company manufactures upholstered furniture under the Catnapper name.

State and local officials provided nearly $1,000,000 in incentives to bring the plant to Union County.

Operations at the facility began in December.

The company also started operations at a plant in Mantachie last October.

Officials say they expect the two plants to create at least 250 jobs when they're at full operation.

Company officials say they are optimistic about the success at both facilities and expect to expand in the future as business dictates.

Jackson Furniture has been in operation since 1933.

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