Recliner Maker Plans Miss. Expansion

Southern Motion says the move represents a $3M investment and will create 150 jobs over the next three years.

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) — Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion has announced it is moving into a vacant 192,500-square-foot building in Baldwyn for a new line of upholstered recliners.

Southern Motion President Roger Blandolf says in a statement that the move represents an investment of $3 million and will create 150 new jobs over the next three years.

Southern Motion also has manufacturing operations in Pontotoc, Miss., where the company employs about 915 workers.

State and local officials have provided help with renovation of the building, other infrastructure improvements and an access road.

Founded in 1996 in Pontotoc, Southern Motion manufactures motion furniture including recliners, sofas and loveseats, sectionals and home theater furniture.

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