Corsicana Mattress Company will move its Symbol mattress production to Newington, Connecticut, and Greensboro, North Carolina, after shutting down this factory in Richmond, Virginia.
As part of its strategy to re-examine the effectiveness and efficiency of its national manufacturing and distribution footprint, Corsicana Mattress Company will shutter its Symbol mattress production plant at 2001 Bellwood Road, in Richmond, Virginia, in August.
Production will be absorbed into the company’s Newington, Connecticut, and Greensboro, North Carolina, facilities and will impact 54 plant employees.
“This consolidation is necessary to continue streamlining our manufacturing footprint, to drive efficiencies and effectiveness,” said Eric Rhea, chief executive officer. “Our Newington and Greensboro plants have the expertise and capacity to effectively service our customers in the mid-Atlantic region. We are grateful to the local community and employees for their support and expect a smooth transition.”
The announcement comes one month after Corsicana, Texas-based mattress manufacturer announced the closure of its LaPorte, Indiana, facility.
“This consolidation, along with the recent LaPorte closure, is another necessary step in our drive to return as the industry’s leader in value-priced bedding,” Rhea said.
The 75,000-square-foot Richmond plant became a part of Corsicana in April of 2021 when the company acquired Symbol