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Soft-Tex International Opens Sugar Land, Texas, Manufacturing Plant

Soft-Tex International, a leading producer of bedding and home comfort products, opened its new 170,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sugar Land, Texas. The project is expected to create 150 jobs throughout 2021.

According to company officials, the state-of-the-art facility signifies Soft-Tex International's growing domestic footprint and its commitment to shift volume back to domestic and/or nearshore supply chains.

"Soft-Tex has now surpassed our stated reshoring goal of 20% annually for 2 years in a row. In 2020, we doubled production at our Waterford, New York facility, and now with the opening of Soft-Tex Sugar Land we have more than quadrupled our total production capacity from 2019 levels," said Mark Smiderle, Soft-Tex CEO.

Soft-Tex International has committed to opening two additional U.S.-based facilities, expected to create 1,000 jobs, by the end of 2022 to further scale domestic production. Each location will utilize the Sugar Land facility as a model.

"With the rising volatility of offshore supply chains plus the exacerbated pandemic related disruption, we believe reestablishing strong domestic production is a critical priority for the bedding industry. I'm proud of the work our team has done so far delivering on our commitment and, as promised, we will continue to scale our reshoring efforts in support of delivering our retail partners enhanced service quality, speed, and costs," added Smiderle.

With hundreds of patents, patents pending, and trademarks, Soft-Tex is the leading choice for retailers looking to offer a differentiated, well-merchandised assortment of bedding and home comfort products with the latest features and benefits.

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