A new furniture factory in northern Mississippi is expected to create 350 jobs over the next five years, state economic development officials announced on December 6.
Sutter Street Manufacturing, a subsidiary of home furnishings giant Williams-Sonoma, said that the facility in Baldwyn, Mississippi, would produce upholstered furniture under the brands Williams-Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen, and West Elm.
Williams-Sonoma officials said that the division’s direct-to-consumer model has resulted in significant growth in recent years.
“We’re excited to bring 350 jobs to the region and further our commitment to supporting the tradition of building handcrafted, high-quality furniture in America,” said Dean Miller, the retailer’s executive vice president and COO.
Production at the new facility is expected to begin in January. The company will receive state assistance for facility improvements and workforce training, and Lee County will provide property tax incentives for the project.
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