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Furniture company to permanently close Mississippi facility


STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A furniture manufacturing plant in Mississippi, open since 1985, is headed for closure.

In a news release Wednesday, Flexsteel Industries, Inc. said its Starkville plant, along with a second facility in Dubuque, Iowa, will permanently close as soon as June. The release said the closure could come "sooner or later based on business conditions," The Commercial Dispatch reported.

In late March, both facilities were temporarily closed because of a "sudden drop in demand," the company said.

Flexsteel CEO Jerry Dittmer said deciding to close the facilities permanently...

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