Producer Southerland Inc. has relocated its production in Tennessee to a new site in Nashville, where the company is based. The 318,000-square-foot plant consolidates mattress and adjustable base manufacturing under one roof.
According to a news release, the site enables the company to increase its production capacity by more than one third and add up to 40 new jobs. For nearly 50 years, Southerland made mattresses at a 107,000-square-foot plant at 1973 Southerland Drive. It made adjustable bases in a separate 50,000-square-foot space.
The new plant houses new equipment, a larger product showroom displaying the Southerland Family of Brands, as well as a product innovation lab. Loading dock doors at the new plant number 20, twice that of the former site.
“We are very excited to move into this larger, more modern facility with a more efficient design and layout that will allow us to achieve an even higher level of service for our customers,” said Bryan Smith, Southerland president and chief executive officer. “This additional capacity and expanded footprint will help us increase production and support the explosive growth our retail partners are experiencing in time for the even busier summer selling season. We are very fortunate and excited to stay and expand right here in Nashville, where we can preserve and add new jobs to the local economy, where we have been operating since 1893.”
Sold in 43 states, Southerland products are delivered via its wholly owned transportation company. Six production and distribution facilities are located in Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee.