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Morgan Fabrics moving into larger facility in Tupelo

Jay McIntosh, Staff Staff -- Furniture Today, April 22, 2013

TUPELO, Miss. — Morgan Fabrics is moving into a new warehouse and distribution center here that at 320,000 square feet is 2.8 times larger than the building the company has leased for the past six years.

The building, which Morgan will use as its Tupelo Free Trade Zone facility, sits on a 25-acre site.

Arnie Gittelson, chairman of the Los Angeles-based fabric supplier, said in a statement that Morgan is constructing new offices at the facility this month, adding new telephone and IT facilities, and upgrading the lighting in preparation for a May 1 move-in date.

"The additional space allows our young management team the luxury of adding new ideas and new products, taking Morgan into the next 50 years," he said.

Morgan also announced the promotion of two of its staff and the hiring of a sales representative.

Suzanne Theodore is in the new role of vice president of project management. She has been with the company for five years and has extensive knowledge of Morgan's systems, the company said. She will be involved in operations as well.

Paulina Muzekari is now executive director of product development, overseeing design direction for Morgan and its sister company, Michael Jon Designs. She also will be involved in business development with key accounts and retailer relationships.

The company has hired industry veteran Ken Martin as a sales representative on the East Coast and in the Southeast.