Scott County Tempur Sealy bedding factory to add 25 jobs
Mattress plant in Duffield employs 300 workers
Tempur Sealy International Inc. is expanding its Duffield facility in Scott County, the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority announced Thursday.
The bedding company known for its Tempur-Pedic, Posturepedic and Stearns & Foster mattresses, among others, is headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, but has two manufacturing facilities: one in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and one in Southwest Virginia.
The Duffield facility has 300 workers. Tempur Sealy will use a $100,000 grant awarded to the Scott County Economic Development Authority for workforce development and training needs to support the expansion, and the 25 jobs will be added within two years.
VCEDA, Scott County and the LENOWISCO planning district recruited Temur Sealy to open its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Duffield 20 years ago.
“On behalf of the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority, we would like to congratulate Tempur Sealy on its expansion in Scott County,” said Jonathan Belcher, VCEDA executive director and general counsel, in a statement. “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. We look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.”
It’s not the first expansion for the Virginia facility. The most recent expansion was announced in March by Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, who said the state would invest $16.7 million to expand the manufacturing operation.
Virginia competed with New Mexico for the project. The new expansion will enable the Duffield plant to increase its production.