Moosehead Manufacturing Close to Hiring 

Moosehead Manufacturing is spreading the word that it’ll soon be back in business making furniture. The company last winter closed its plants in Monson andDover-Foxcroft, putting about 120 people out of work. At the time,company officials said they couldn’t compete with cheap foreignimports. But new owner Tardy-Connors LLC is now taking orders for theMoosehead brand of furniture and plans to hire about 40 employeesin the next two weeks as manufacturing ramps up. Joshua Tardy says he’s optimistic that the company will be ableto start filling orders in the next three weeks.