Atlanta-based mattress major Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has opened a new manufacturing plant, relocating from a former site in Houston.
The new Houston plant allows for more operational capacity and is part of SSB’s recently announced plan to expand its manufacturing footprint and support increased consumer demand, the company said in a news release.
“SSB’s new Houston plant is an important part of our strategy to increase manufacturing capacity,” said Michael Traub, chief executive officer. “By introducing new technology, adding headcount where necessary and expanding certain facilities, SSB intends to position itself to meet increased demand.”
The plant, which is four times the size of the previous Houston facility, employs about 100 people and produces more than 1,000 mattresses per day, the company said. The mattresses made in the facility are built and shipped throughout the Southwest, fulfilling orders generally in less than 72 hours.
In addition to Houston, SSB plans to open new plants in Moreno Valley, California; Windsor Locks, Connecticut; and Seattle. SSB also plans to relocate to a new headquarters in Doraville, Georgia, by early 2019. The move will bring 500 Serta, Beautyrest and SSB corporate employees together under one roof for the first time.