By Dennis Seid
MYRTLE – Jackson Furniture is filling another vacant building in Northeast Mississippi as it expands.
Cleveland, Tenn.-based Jackson, which also markets its furniture under the Catnapper brand, said Monday it has purchased the former Barclay Furniture plant in Myrtle.
In addition to the 160,000-square-foot facility that sits on 19 acres, Jackson bought an additional 83 acres. In October, Jackson began operations in a 183,000-square-foot building on 33 acres in Mantachie. It was a former PeopLoungers and TownHouse Furniture factory.
Jackson Furniture said it would invest $2 million in the two plants and employ 250 people in the next three years. The plant now has about 130 employees.
The Mississippi Development Authority is giving the company $750,000 for relocation and renovation costs, and worker training valued at more than $1 million. Also, the Appalachian Regional Commission is providing $300,000 for infrastructure improvements.
Jackson Furniture builds motion furniture under the Catnapper name and its stationary furniture under the Jackson label. It’s also producing a line of Duck Dynasty-branded furniture with camouflage patterns and outdoor prints.