Kluft buys Pennsylvania factory

Luxury mattress maker E.S. Kluft & Co. has purchased an 86,000–square–foot manufacturing and distribution center in Denver, Pa., from Park Place Corp., a mattress producer based in Greenville, S.C. The purchase price was not disclosed.

E.S. Kluft & Co., which produces Aireloom and Kluft brand mattresses, has headquarters and production facilities in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. It plans to use the facility to service dealers in the eastern and central regions of the United States.

“Kluft and Aireloom brands are so unique in the industry that there has been growing interest by high–quality retailers who have wanted to carry the brands but were hesitant to make a commitment because we were only producing in California,” said Earl Kluft, E.S. Kluft & Co. president and chief executive officer. “This new facility changes all that as we can very efficiently and effectively service these accounts. It will open many new retail doors for us.”

The Pennsylvania facility, built in the 1970s, is being retrofitted for Kluft’s production processes. The company expects to retain the plant’s work force of about 40 employees.

Park Place sold the facility as part of a realignment of its manufacturing and distribution processes necessitated by a licensing deal it signed with Comfort Solutions in August 2010.

“We are very pleased that our Pennsylvania associates will continue in the mattress–making profession,” said Jimmy Orders, Park Place president. “Earl Kluft is a quality and design leader with a long–term commitment to the industry.”

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