New plant locating in Smithville


SMITHVILLE, Miss. (AP) — A start-up motion furniture company is locating a manufacturing plant in Smithville in northeast Mississippi..

Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Behold Home Inc. say the project will create 80 jobs over three years.

The announcement came Thursday at a news conference in Smithville.

The north Mississippi town was devastated by a tornado on April 27, 2011.

The tornado killed 16 people. Authorities said 153 homes, four churches, the Town Hall, the police headquarters and 14 of the 15 businesses in the one-square-mile town were destroyed.

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for building modifications. Three Rivers Planning and Development District assisted with the project, as well.

Behold Home is headquartered in Tupelo.

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