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Orleans Furniture Company to end manufacturing

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A mainstay of Marion County business is closing its doors at the end of the week.

Orleans Furniture Company will be shutting down its manufacturing facility, resulting in the loss of 75 jobs.

Company CEA Ed Marshall said the company can no longer compete with foreign markets. He said the furniture business is normally the first affected by a recession and the last to come out of it.

Marshall said the company will retain 20-25 employees to help run the import side of the business.

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