Furniture Brands to lay off more than 1,400 in Mississippi

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Several sources have told the Daily Journal that Furniture Brands International has notified the state that it expects to lay off up to 1,451 people at its facilities in Mississippi.

Those facilities would be Lane Furniture, which has manufacturing plants in Belden and Saltillo, as well as an office and distribution center in Verona and another distribution center in Wren.

UPDATE: Furniture Brands has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Read more at the Biz Buzz blog.

  • guest

    Furniture Brands really messed up Lane and the many loyal employees.

  • Winston Smith

    That’s horrible.

  • FrereJocques

    Boy, THAT’S gonna shoot the ole’ unemployment rate back up into double digits.

  • the_rocket

    I’m guessing Phil Bryant won’t make the drive up for this one.