Atlanta-based Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has doubled its manufacturing footprint in Moreno Valley, California, with the opening of a 533,000-square foot plant.
The facility is the third of four large plants to come online as part of the mattress major’s announced $100 million investment in its extensive manufacturing network. The new facilities each produce both the Serta and Beautyrest brands.
“Serta Simmons Bedding has been a part of the Moreno Valley community for more than 12 years, and, with the opening of this new facility today, we look forward to being here for many more,” said Michael Traub, chief executive officer of SSB. “This new facility … includes new technology and a larger workforce (and) will better position Serta Simmons Bedding to meet demand for our best-selling brands.”
The plant serves SSB customers in the Western United States. It employs approximately 350 people and provides 72-hour order turnaround with its capacity of 1,500 mattresses per day.
In addition to Moreno Valley, SSB recently has opened large, new sites in Houston and in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. A fourth is slated to open in Seattle later this year.
Following the opening of the San Moreno plant, SSB announced it had made the difficult decision to close a smaller Northern California plant in San Leandro, which employs about 150, and transfer its production to San Moreno and other plants.
According to Gabrielle Braswell, SSB communications director, the company is providing impacted employees with severance and access to the Serta Simmons Bedding Employee Assistance Program. “Also, we are coordinating with the State of California’s Rapid Response Program to provide support such as resume writing and job search assistance,” she said.