CATEGORY: Alcorn County

AUTHOR: SUMMER

HED:Tax-exempt status sought for expansion

CORINTH - The Alcorn County Board of Supervisors tabled a decision Wednesday on approving a tax exemption for a local industry until Alcorn County Tax Assessor Jimbo Wilkinson can review the application.

Referring the request to the tax assessor is routine in such matters, Board President Ely Mitchell told representatives of the Corinthian Inc., a furniture company which recently expanded its operations.

Attorney George Via of Booneville made the presentation to the board on behalf of the Corinth manufacturer. Corinthian Inc. representative Billy Caperton said the plant's expansion represented more than $2.4 million in investments, including the plant expansion and new equipment.

The company moved into the new part of the plant on Henson Road shortly after the first of the year. The expansion resulted in 75 new jobs, Caperton said. The plant now employs about 600 people.

-Jane Clark Summers

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