Bedding product designer, manufacturer and distributor Tempur Sealy International, Inc. will invest $16.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Scott County, Virginia. The project is expected to create 25 new jobs.
According to company officials the expansion, which will increase production to meet growing demand for its proprietary foam mattress and pillow products, will be complete by the end of the year.
“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 Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) worked with Scott County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to secure the project for Virginia. Governor Northam approved a $110,000 grant from the Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund to assist Scott County with the project. Tempur Sealy International is eligible to receive state benefits from the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, as well as benefits from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program. Funding and services to support the company’s employee training activities will be provided through the Virginia Jobs Investment Program. The company is also eligible for workforce development and training funds from VCEDA.
“We are proud that Tempur Sealy has again chosen to reinvest in our Commonwealth and expand its presence in Scott County,” said Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball. “As our manufacturing sector continues to thrive, Virginia’s commitment to job training and providing a skilled workforce pipeline ensures our valued businesses have the talent they need to grow. We appreciate Tempur Sealy’s commitment to Southwest Virginia, and congratulate the company on its continued success.”
“Virginia’s economy benefits when a business like Tempur Sealy decides to expand,” said Virginia Port Authority CEO and Executive Director Stephen A. Edwards. “Our expansion and modernization efforts are resulting in efficiency and delivery of service for the cargo owners using The Port of Virginia. Our goal is to help Tempur Sealy capitalize on our performance and grow its business, and we look forward to serving as its international trade gateway for years to come.”
Tempur Sealy is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of bedding products. Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Tempur Sealy operates two manufacturing facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Duffield, Virginia, employing more than 5,000 throughout the United States.
“On behalf of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, we would like to congratulate Tempur Sealy on its expansion in Scott County, Virginia,” said Jonathan Belcher, Executive Director of VCEDA. “Since locating in the region two decades ago, this operation has been a tremendous asset for the entire region, providing excellent employment opportunities for the citizens of Scott County and Southwest Virginia.”