Innerspring supplier Starsprings, headquartered in Herrljunga, Sweden, is set to open a new manufacturing plant in Henry County, Virginia, that manufactures spring units for mattresses used in long-distance trucking.
According to a news release from the office of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Starsprings will invest $3.7 million in the project, which is expected to employ 68 people. It is the company’s first manufacturing facility in the United States.
The company will receive monies from the Port of Virginia Economic and Infrastructure Development Zone Grant Program, as well as the Virginia Enterprise Zone Program. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will help fund employee training. The Governor’s Opportunity Fund will provide $100,000 in funding, with an additional $220,000 coming from the Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission.
Starsprings customers have operations in the eastern U.S., and for that reason we see good potential in being present to maintain a high service level and continue to grow in the global marketplace,” said NilsEric Stjerna, Starsprings chief executive officer. “Starsprings chose Virginia to establish the new operation because the strategic position will keep us close to our major customers.”