Gov. Phil Bryant announces Ashley Furniture will open plant in Verona, hire 60 people

Ashley Furniture Industries will hire 60 people at a new plant in Verona.

Gov. Phil Bryant made the announcement Tuesday during his State of the State speech, with Ashley CEO Todd Wanek attending.

Based in Arcadia, Wisconsin, Ashley employs more than 3,000 people in the northeast Mississippi towns of Ecru and Ripley.