- Associated Press - Thursday, April 2, 2015

BALDWYN, Miss. (AP) - Reclining furniture manufacturer Southern Motion is expanding operations at its facility in Baldwyn.

The announcement was made in a news release Thursday by company and state officials.

Southern Motion President & CEO Roger Bland says in a statement that the project represents a $600,000 corporate investment and will create 60 jobs over the next 12 months.

The expansion will bring employment in Baldwyn to 235. Southern Motion also has operations in Pontotoc with 1,100 workers.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance to expand the company’s parking lot. The Prentiss County Development Association, the city of Baldwyn and Prentiss County also provided assistance.

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

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