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Emerald Home to Open First Domestic Upholstery Plant in Mississippi

Emerald Home Furnishings is opening its first domestic upholstery facility in New Albany, Miss.

The Seattle-based company will be investing more than $2 million to locate in a former Hickory Springs facility in the Northeastern Mississippi town.

The factory is expected to net 150 jobs for the area.

“We were delighted with the combined efforts of The Mississippi Development Authority, along with Three Rivers Planning and Development District, the city of New Albany, Union County, and the Tennessee Valley Authority. All of these entities teamed together to create a vision of the opportunity of manufacturing in Mississippi,” said David Beckmann, CEO of Emerald Home Furnishings. “We are a Seattle-based company and have been importing for decades, but this is our first effort in manufacturing upholstery in the U.S. The commitment to business in North Mississippi and the outstanding quality of the workforce here made our decision very easy.”

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for building renovations. Union County, Appalachian Regional Commission, and Tennessee Valley Authority assisted with the project, as well.

“We strive to provide our new and existing companies with a business environment that fosters sustainable growth, success and innovation, and we thank Emerald Home Furnishings for placing its confidence in our business climate and trust in our workforce,” said Manning McPhillips, MDA interim executive director. “We look forward to working with the company again in the future.”


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