MS: Max Home LLC to Expand; Create 100 New Jobs
9 May, 2010
Max Home LLC, manufacturer of upholstered sofas, loveseats, and chairs located in Fulton, Miss., is expanding its operations to accommodate an increase in production. The building into which Max Home is expanding is jointly-owned by the City of Fulton and Itawamba County and is located approximately 200 yards from the company’s current facility near the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway. Max Home is investing over $850,000 in equipment and building upgrades for the expansion and is creating 100 new jobs at the facility, bringing the company’s total number of employees in Fulton to 375. The company will continue operations at its current facilities in Fulton and Iuka, Miss., as well.
"Max Home is a valued corporate citizen in Fulton, and I am pleased this Mississippi-based furniture company is expanding its operations and creating another 100 jobs in Itawamba County," Governor Haley Barbour said. "The company's decision to expand its workforce and further invest in its operations is great news for northeast Mississippi, especially in this current economic climate."
“We at Max Home are both happy and proud to be located in communities where people and government support industrial growth,” said Martin Silver, Max Home, LLC chairman.
The Mississippi Development Authority (MDA) has committed $440,000 in assistance for the project. The agency provided Max Home with a $200,000 Job Protection grant and the City of Fulton with a $240,000 Development Infrastructure Program grant. The Appalachian Regional Commission also provided $110,000 to assist with the expansion. All funds will be used for public building upgrades to help facilitate the expansion.
“I applaud Max Home officials for choosing to expand their operations in Fulton and for creating additional jobs for the residents of Itawamba County,” said Gray Swoope, MDA executive director. “I would also like to commend the City of Fulton and Itawamba County officials for working together to help create 100 new jobs in the area. Their hard work demonstrates their commitment to the economic development and growth of Fulton and Itawamba County. I am pleased that we were able to assist with this project."
Max Home located into a facility known as the River Oaks building in Fulton in 2003. From the nearly 234,000-square-foot facility, the company manufactures mid-priced, upholstered furniture targeting the department store market. In 2007, the company located manufacturing operations in Tishomingo County, where it employs approximately 150 workers.