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2 Mississippi Furniture Manufacturers Halt Production Due to COVID-19

Mississippi-based furniture manufacturers Behold Washington and Southern Motion and Fusion Furniture have announced closures in response to COVID-19, according to a report from the Daily Journal.

On Sunday, Behold Washington CEO Lyle Harris said the company would stop production at least through Friday.

“We will reevaluate the situation on a daily basis and communicate when we will re-open through our Facebook page and local news outlets. We are in the process of establishing a team that will be working to communicate with our employees and customers,” Harris wrote to employees. “My view is that it is only a matter of time before one or multiple cases are diagnosed in our workforce.”

Southern Motion and Fusion Furniture said they would not open today. The companies said results came back positive for one employee on Saturday. He had last been at the Fusion plant Thursday. Southern Motion acquired Fusion last year.

“We have been taking every necessary precaution and following every protocol, including daily sanitizing and disinfecting that is being performed several times a day throughout all key areas of the building,” Southern Motion posted on Facebook.

“In order to properly assess the situation and to protect the health and safety of all of our associates, we made the decision to shut down operations on Monday, March 23 at all Southern Furniture Industries’ locations (Southern Motion, Fusion Furniture, Cushions to Go, Recline Design, and Premier Foam),” the company said.

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