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Local furniture maker adding jobs

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Tupelo-based United Furniture Industries announced it will add as many as 500 jobs at its plants.

Posted: Aug 13, 2019 7:10 PM

TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) — Tupelo-based United Furniture Industries announced it will add as many as 500 jobs at its plants.

The company did not indicate how many of those jobs would be at its facilities in Nettleton, Verona, Okolona, Belden, Wren and Amory.

United also has plants in California and North Carolina.

The manufacturer said it is boosting the workforce because of increased demand for its upholstered furniture, which includes the Lane Home Furnishings brand.

Upholsterers, springers and frame builders are among the people being sought. 

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