Mississippi furniture maker to undertake $6 million expansion
January 19, 2022 | 2:05 pm CST

Kevin Charles Furniture produced in New Albany, Mississippi, for the City Furniture retailer.

NEW ALBANY, Ms. -- Kevin Charles Fine Upholstery is expanding in New Albany, Ms. The project is a $6.571 million corporate investment and will create 75 jobs. This expansion marks the company’s second in New Albany in three years.

The company produces furniture that is hand-assembled at its 125,000 square-foot facility in New Albany. The company produces the Kevin Charles brand of furniture for City Furniture, a South Florida-based retailer founded by Kevin & Keith Koenig, allowing City Furniture the flexibility to respond quickly to its customers’ needs. The expansion will allow the company to meet an increase in consumer demand.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for infrastructure improvements. The city of New Albany and Union County also are assisting with the project.

Kevin Charles currently employs 122 workers in New Albany. The company plans to fill the 75 new jobs within four years.

According to a statement from the company, Kevin Charles and City Furniture appreciate the continuing support from our state, Union County and New Albany leaders, along with Three Rivers Planning and Development and the Mississippi Development Authority. Kevin Charles is committed to this area and continuing to build quality products and create jobs to join our team of quality associates.”

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