Comfort Revolution to open first U.S. plant in Mississippi
David Perry -- Furniture Today, September 7, 2012
BELMONT, Miss. — Sleep products producer Comfort Revolution will open its first U.S. manufacturing plant here in a 432,650-square-foot building.
The company said the plant, which will open in the fourth quarter, will create 200 new jobs over three years.
It will feature modern equipment including robotic technology, officials said. The plant will make Comfort Revolution products, consisting of mattresses, mattress toppers and pillows using memory foam and the company's Hydraluxe gel technology, as well as some Sealy-branded products.
Sealy became a partner with Comfort Revolution earlier this year, acquiring a non-controlling interest in the company.
"We looked at sites throughout the Southeast for the new plant but were most impressed with Belmont," said Comfort Revolution founder and CEO Michael Fux. "The outstanding quality of the workforce in Tishomingo County and the community's support made us conclude this is the best spot for our investment. We've wanted for a long time to produce products in the United States, and we're eager to get started."
The new plant, which will also serve as a fulfillment center, will open following renovations and upgrades to the building, a former Schnadig Furniture upholstery plant.
"We are excited about Comfort Revolution joining our business community," said Belmont Mayor Buddy Wiltshire. "We thank the board of supervisors, the development foundation, the board of alderman, Mississippi Development Authority, the community college, the planning and development district, and the many others who worked so long and hard on this vital project."
Comfort Revolution, headquartered in West Long Branch, N.J., is a developer and marketer of high-end sleep products.