Madison House officials announce plan to employ 85

Madison House, a division of Smithville-based Townhouse Home Furnishings, hopes to have 85 employees at its Amory plant by the end of its second full year of operation, officials said Wednesday.
Madison House, which makes mid-priced upholstered stationary furniture including sofas, loveseats, sectionals, chairs and ottomans, has 20 employees at its plant, the former Pullman Couch/Block building.
The Mississippi Development Authority recently approved a $250,000 Rural Impact Fund Grant for the company to help build a new access road to the property, as well as to resurface an adjacent road.
“It is always great to see our existing manufacturers expand, but I am especially pleased when businesses in our furniture industry announce they are expanding their operations,” said MDA Executive Director Gray Swoope. “We are pleased we could help Townhouse with this project and applaud the company for continuing to invest in Mississippi.”
“The Madison House line has been well received at the furniture markets, and we look forward to substantial growth for our new division,” said Tony Watson, chief financial officer of Townhouse, which has 120 employees at its Smithville location.

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