Soft-Tex Expands South Carolina Facility

Soft-Tex expands

Soft-Tex’s distribution center in South Carolina now occupies more than 236,000 square feet, a 60% increase over its previous space.

Soft-Tex International, a maker of bedding and sleep accessories based in Waterford, New York, has expanded its distribution facility in South Carolina and hired Gary Semon as the new manager of the Charleston operation.

Semon started his new position as the South Carolina warehouse and distribution center manager in February. He previously was operations manager for Kontane Logistics and, before that, was inventory control manager for Dollar General.

Soft-Tex’s presence in South Carolina has expanded nearly tenfold since it first opened a 25,000-square-foot facility there in 2013. It moved to a different location in 2014 but occupied only a portion of the building. It now occupies all 236,843 square feet of that warehouse.

The company said in a news release that the expansion is reflective of both heightened demand for Soft-Tex’s products in the retail marketplace, as well as an investment in the company’s Vendor Direct division. With Vendor Direct, product is fulfilled by Soft-Tex and shipped directly to the consumer on behalf of one of the company’s retail partners, such as Amazon, Bed Bath & Beyond, Belk, Groupon, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Overstock, Walmart and Wayfair.

Jeff Chilton, chief executive officer, said: “The expansion at our South Carolina warehouse and distribution facility will allow us to be more agile in responding to changes in customer demand and other market factors while further enhancing our best-in-class fulfillment service to our retail partners, especially those who leverage our Vendor Direct programs.”

Related Posts

Eclipse International in Full Production With All Employees Back on the Job

Eclipse International has recalled all 155 employees for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

Retailer Finds Undersea Inspiration in New Beautyrest Collection

William Thomas Mattress Gallery was so thrilled with the new Beautyrest Harmony Lux collection with Seaqual that it commissioned an undersea mural to honor it.

Take a Virtual Product Tour at Rize

To assist homebound customers, sleep products company Rize is offering virtual product tours at its sleep products showrooms.

Malouf Adds Another Distribution Center

Sleep products supplier Malouf has added another U.S. warehouse to accommodate its growing product lineup.