Kidz World grows to 50 workers

CALHOUN CITY – Four months after opening, Kidz World Furniture is growing like the kids for whom its furniture is made.
The company, which started with 18 employees in August, now has 50 workers cranking out 3,000 pieces of furniture a week.
The company, which makes upholstered children’s furniture, celebrated its grand opening on Wednesday with a ceremony at its 120,000-square-foot plant.
The company has licensing agreements to use logos of teams from the NCAA, NFL, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the Mexican professional soccer league, Nickelodeon cartoon characters and Mossy Oak camouflage patterns.
Company owner A.D. Blount invested $200,000 in Kids World. Blount also owns Med-Lift and Mobility Inc., which makes lift chairs and adjustable beds.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided $95,000 in Rural Impact Funds to help with public improvements.

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