Tempur Sealy to invest $16.7M to expand in Va., add 25 jobs
Posted March 9, 2021
RICHMOND, Va. – Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced that Tempur Sealy International, Inc. will invest $16.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Scott County, Va.
The company will increase production to meet growing demand for its proprietary foam mattress and pillow products. Virginia successfully competed with New Mexico for the project, which will create 25 new jobs.
“Southwest Virginia has been an ideal base of operations for Tempur Sealy for nearly 20 years because of the region’s proximity to major interstates and access to the company’s customer base,” said Gov. Northam. “As one of the largest employers in the area, this expansion will allow the company to increase production capacity to ensure the future viability of its Scott County plant. Creating quality jobs in the advanced manufacturing sector is more important than ever as we work to mitigate the economic impacts of the pandemic, and we thank Tempur Sealy for their continued partnership.”
Tempur Sealy is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of bedding products. The company’s highly recognized brand portfolio includes Tempur-Pedic, Sealy® featuring Posturepedic® Technology and Stearns & Foster®. Headquartered in Lexington, Ky., Tempur Sealy operates two manufacturing facilities in Albuquerque, N.M., and Duffield, Va. Tempur Sealy employs more than 5,000 throughout the United States, with 300 employees at its Duffield facility.
“Tempur Sealy has expanded a number of times since opening in Scott County in 2001, and this expansion will enable the Duffield plant to increase its production and support the growth of Tempur Sealy’s award-winning products,” said Scott Thompson, Tempur Sealy chairman and CEO. “We have developed a strong relationship with the community, and we are fortunate to have a well-educated workforce committed to excellence in quality, safety, productivity and environmental compliance. I want to thank the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, Tennessee Valley Authority and Scott County for facilitating this project. The expansion will be essentially complete by the end of the year, and the capacity increase will be realized by 2022.”
Source: Office of the Virginia Governor