Flexsteel closing Starkville plant


STARKVILLE, Miss. (WCBI) – Furniture maker Flexsteel is closing for good in Starkville.

Employees at the Industrial Road plant have until September when the doors close.

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Flexsteel is based in Iowa. That’s where company executives announced Wednesday they are shuttering the Starkville plant, along with their newest facility in Dubuque.

In a call to investors, Flexsteel reported a financial loss of more than $5 million since January.

That’s in part because of a drop in demand. Prior to the coronavirus pandemic, Flexsteel in Starkville employed 150 people.

Right now 45 workers are handling the backlog of orders.