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Over 100 Jobs Headed to North Mississippi

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Knox Graham

PLANTERSVILLE, Miss.–Posturecraft Matress Company is locating their manufacturing operations just east of Tupelo in the town of Plantersville.

The project represents a $1.75 million company investment and is creating more than 100 new jobs according to a press release from Governor Phil Bryant’s office.

In April Posturecraft had some bad luck at their old location in Alabama when they lost a plant to fire from a lightning strike.

“I am grateful to Mr. Jones for selecting a Mississippi location to restart his bedding manufacturing operations and provide new job opportunities for the area’s workers,” Gov. Bryant said. “The jobs being created by Posturecraft will have a positive impact on the local community and economy, and I am pleased to welcome the company as the newest business partner to the state of Mississippi.”

As far as incentives for the company, the Mississippi Development Authority provided $100,000 in ACE funds for facility improvements and a $50,000 workforce training grant in support of the project.

“We welcome Posturecraft to Mississippi and appreciate the company for investing in our state and creating new jobs for the residents of Lee County,” said MDA Executive Director Brent

The company has more than 400 accounts nationwide along with local customers in the area.

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