- Associated Press - Saturday, December 12, 2015

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - Polyurethane foam maker Foamcraft says it’s expanding in Tupelo, investing $1.34 million and adding 40 jobs.

Based in Indianapolis, the privately-held company makes foam for a wide variety of uses, including furniture. Foamcraft now has about 60 employees in Tupelo.

Foamcraft President Jim Hensley says in a news release the company’s customers are buying more foam.

The company bought a 115,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Fibre Craft. It will keep using its current 75,000 square foot building across the street

The Mississippi Development Authority is giving Foamcraft $30,000 to renovate its loading docks.

MDA spokeswoman Tammy Craft said Friday that local governments are not giving property tax abatements.

The company declined to release average pay for the jobs.

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