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Southern Motion to Open New Mississippi Factory, Add 600 Jobs

Motion furniture producer Southern Motion will soon open a new factory in Baldwyn, Miss., investing $20 million and creating 600 jobs.

The newest factory will be located in the former Hancock Fabrics location in the North Lee Industrial Park.  The company’s new site includes 64.5 acres and a 758,000-square-foot facility.

The company already has about 250 employees in another plant in Baldwyn and about 1,200 at factories in nearby Pontotoc Miss.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to expand our business in Baldwyn. This would not have been possible without the Governor and the Mississippi Development Authority’s commitment to grow our existing industries in the state,” said Southern Motion President and CEO Roger Bland.

“On behalf of the Southern Motion family, we sincerely appreciate MDA, TVA, CDF, Lee County, as well as Pontotoc and Prentiss Counties for all of their support.”

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building modifications. Lee County is providing assistance with ad valorem tax exemptions.

“I appreciate the team at Southern Motion for once again investing in its operations and for bringing hundreds of new jobs to the Northeast Mississippi region,” said Mississippi Gov, Phil Bryant “Southern Motion is the definition of a homegrown company finding its competitive edge in our state, and I wish the company many more years of success.”

The company expects to begin operations in its new Baldwyn location in January 2017.

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