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Furniture maker to close Mississippi manufacturing plant

\(AP) — A Michigan-based furniture maker is announcing the closure of its Mississippi manufacturing plant.
La-Z-Boy Inc. on Thursday said would permanently close its upholstery manufacturing facility in Newton.
The company aims to reduce its global workforce, The Meridian Star reported.
The Monroe, Michigan-based firm cited the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in its decision.
The Mississippi plant was built in 1960 and employs about 300 people, the newspaper reported. It manufactures La-Z-Boy recliners and sofas.
La-Z-Boy said the Mississippi plant’s production will be shifted to the company’s plants in Dayton, Tennessee; Neosho, Missouri; and Siloam Springs, Arkansas.