The Franklin Furniture Institute (formerly the Institute for Furniture Manufacturing and Management) is a multi-disciplinary effort involving Mississippi State’s colleges of Business, Forest Resources, Engineering, and Architecture. The institute builds on a long history of wood-product research, technical assistance and continuing education the university has provided to the state and region. Through research that aids in the design, production, marketing, and distribution of high quality products that meet the changing needs of families and businesses here and abroad, faculty and staff offer technical support to deliver new technologies, methods, and findings to industry, help to ensure a high quality workforce, and educate future managers and leaders for the industry.
Mississippi State University has launched the Mississippi Furniture Academy, a new manufacturing skills certification program created as part of a workforce development initiative.
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