UPDATE: Southern Motion to expand, add jobs in Pontotoc

Press release from the Mississippi Development Authority:

Pontotoc, Miss. (May 21, 2010) – Officials from Southern Motion, a reclining furniture manufacturer, have announced the company is expanding its operations to accommodate an increase in production and will construct a new 180,000-square-foot facility adjacent to its current operation in Pontotoc, Miss.

The expansion represents a company investment of $7 million and will create a minimum of 200 new jobs over the next two years, with the potential to create a total of 400 new jobs over the next five years. Southern Motion currently employs 701 workers with facilities covering 400,000 square feet. The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) worked closely with Southern Motion and local officials to help facilitate the expansion. The agency provided assistance to the county through the Development Infrastructure Program and the Rural Impact Fund Program to help with public infrastructure improvements.

In early 2010, Southern Motion officials announced an expansion which added 70 new jobs and new manufacturing lines at the Pontotoc facility. MDA certified the company for the 70 jobs through the Existing Manufacturers Job Rebate Program.

Previously, in early 2009, the company underwent an expansion which added 65 new jobs, new lines and new equipment. For that expansion, MDA provided workforce training assistance and guidance regarding state tax incentives available to the company.

Founded in 1996 in Pontotoc, Southern Motion manufactures motion furniture including recliners, sofas and loveseats, sectionals and home theater furniture. To learn more, please visit www.southernmotion.com.

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