More businesses are expanding their presence in Mississippi with the recent addition of another Albany Industries facility.
The upholstered furniture manufacturer announced they will be locating a new manufacturing and shipping operation in Calhoun City, creating 85 jobs at the 52,388-square-foot facility.
Since 1995, Albany Industries has stretched across three states and now employs over 700 workers at their four factories.
Governor Tate Reeves expressed his appreciation for the company continuing to invest in its home state.
“These 85 new jobs are the product of Mississippi’s pro-growth business environment and Albany Industries’ continued commitment to our state and its people,” Reeves said. “My administration is committed to fostering entrepreneurship, innovation, and long-term success in Mississippi so even more businesses can start and expand in the Hospitality State.”
Renovations to the building will begin soon with the help of the city, the Mississippi Development Authority (MDA), and the Appalachian Regional Commission.
“Mississippi’s economic development efforts continue to produce results in communities throughout the state, such as Calhoun City,” MDA Interim Executive Director Laura Hipp said. “The creation of these 85 new jobs will have a lasting positive impact on the local community and region as these new employees spend locally and contribute to a stronger tax base. MDA is proud to support this homegrown company as we bring home another economic development win for the state of Mississippi,”
All 85 jobs are expected to be filled with production starting in Calhoun City by the end of this year.