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United Furniture to Open DC in Mississippi

Upholstery supplier United Furniture Inds. will locate its distribution operations in a former Lane Furniture facility in Mississippi. The new operation will net 100 jobs for the state.


The 500,000-square-foot distribution center in Wren, Miss., will be the company’s second expansion in the state this year. Earlier this year, United opened a manufacturing facility in Verona, Miss.

In addition to the Verona and Wren locations, the company has six other operations in Mississippi. 

United has undergone numerous expansions and now operates in more than 5 million square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space in Mississippi, North Carolina and California.

The company employs more than 2,000.

“United is proud of its presence in Northeast Mississippi and looks forward to this expansion and growing its footprint in Monroe County,” said United Furniture COO Doug Hanby. “The purchase of the 500,000-square-foot Wren Distribution Center will allow United to expand manufacturing operations across Monroe, Chickasaw and Lee counties.”

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance to support the project for infrastructure improvements. Tennessee Valley Authority also provided assistance.

“United Furniture is a valued business partner to the state of Mississippi and continues to demonstrate its commitment to the state and the communities in which it is located through new investment and job creation,” said Gov. Phil Bryant. “The company is truly a shining example of the growth and success companies enjoy in Mississippi, and I thank the United Furniture team for locating these operations in Wren and providing new job opportunities for the region’s workforce.”



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