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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

Furniture Brands Files Chapter 11; Plans Sale of Brands

Furniture Brands International (OTC: FBNI) has filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection today with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and said it plans to sell most of its assets, including brand names like Broyhill, Drexel Heritage and Henredon.

Art Van Furniture Opens in Ohio

Art Van Furniture cut the ribbon Thursday at the Warren, Mich.-based furniture retailer's first store in Ohio.
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Source: Fox Toledo

Ashley Furniture HomeStore Reopens in Texas

Ashley Furniture HomeStore celebrated a “grand reopening” Friday at its expanded Lufkin, Texas, store.
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Source: Lufkin Daily News

Saylor House to Open in Wyomissing, Pa.

A new home furnishings store, Saylor House , is set to open in Wyomissing, Pa.
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Source: Reading Eagle

Toms Promoted to GM at Joss & Main

Paul TomsOnline home furnishings private-sale site Joss & Main has promoted Paul Toms to general manager. In his new role, Toms will lead day-to-day operations and drive Joss & Main’s growth strategy in the rapidly evolving flash-sale market. Currently, Joss & Main operates at a $200 million run rate with more than 5 million members.

Jena Hall to Assist Ambella Home with "By George" Launch

Ambella Home has engaged designer and creative strategist Jena Hall to assist in the development and launch of a new product division, "By George."

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