Ashley will use a 275,000 square-foot building formerly occupied by Morgan Fabrics. The company plans to make sleepers and mattresses there, as well as distribute replacement parts and support customers.
Wanek said in a statement that Ashley chose the site because it's close to other Mississippi operations, is connected to a railroad and is located in a foreign trade zone.
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