Jamison consolidates manufacturing

Mattress producer Jamison Bedding will close its Albany, Ga., manufacturing facility on March 1.

The closure is part of an effort to maximize and consolidate production at its facility in Gallatin, Tenn., the company said. Jamison will transition customer deliveries, equipment and raw materials to its facility there.

“The many measures we took over the past few years to reduce expenses proved insufficient, especially in the face of the general economic downturn,” said Frank Gorrell, president of the Franklin, Tenn.-based company. “While the decision to close a factory is never an easy one, we know it’s the right move for Jamison Bedding. This change will enable us to operate more efficiently, reinvest in our business and serve our customers even better.”

Retailers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and southeast Alabama that received product from the 90,000-square-foot Albany factory will be served by the Gallatin plant, which is in relatively close shipping proximity to the Albany facility, the company said.

“We’re very confident that retailers will experience few, if any, interruptions in the level and quality of service they’re accustomed to,” Gorrell said.