Tempur Sealy International, Inc., a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products worldwide, announced plans to locate a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Plainfield, Indiana, creating up to 300 new jobs by 2015.
The Lexington, Kentucky based company will open a 600,000 square-foot leased facility at 9597 East County Road 200 South in Plainfield. The multi-purpose facility, which is expected to be fully operational early in 2015, will handle manufacturing and distribution for the Tempur Sealy brands, in addition to being a distribution center for Tempur-Pedic. This will be Tempur Sealy’s first combination assembly and distribution center.
“We’re thrilled to open this new multi-purpose facility in Plainfield and we look forward to being a big part of this community,” said Scott Vollet, Senior Vice President, global operations for Tempur Sealy International. “Because of its centralized location and proximity to our customers, the Plainfield facility will allow us to improve our customer service and logistics efficiencies. We’re particularly excited to be able to deliver combined shipments of Sealy and Tempur-Pedic products to our customers.”
Tempur Sealy, which currently employs approximately 6,500 associates worldwide, plans to begin accepting applications for nearly 200 manufacturing, office and supervisory positions at the Plainfield facility in October. Tempur Sealy International, Inc., which acquired Sealy Corporation in 2013, is the world's largest bedding provider.
"Out of a world of options, Tempur Sealy leaders have selected Indiana, a state that works, for their newest operation," said Governor Mike Pence. "Hoosiers can take comfort in knowing that we've built one of the strongest environments in the nation for job creation. From our workforce to our central location, Indiana offers businesses a climate for continued growth, with companies like Tempur Sealy taking notice and investing in the Hoosier State.”
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Sealy Mattress Manufacturing Company, Inc. up to $2,800,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company's job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Plainfield will consider additional incentives at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.