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Layoff of Lane Employees Likely in Furniture Brands Bankruptcy

The Chapter 11 filing by Furniture Brands International yesterday will likely result in the layoff of its 1,451-person Lane workforce in Mississippi.

Lane is being spun off separately from the company's stable of brands. The division operates plants in Belden, Miss., and Saltillo, Miss., as well as distribution centers in Verona, Miss., and Wren, Miss., and an office in Verona.

Gloria Neal, with the Mississippi Department of Employment Security, said the company filed notice Monday of the layoffs. She said the filing indicated the layoffs would start Oct. 14 and continue in "ensuing days and weeks." 

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Source: Clarion-Ledger

 



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