Sealy announced Monday that it plans to expand operations with a new manufacturing facility in Mountaintop, PA, located near Wilkes-Barre.
The new 210,000-square-foot facility will manufacture latex, a specialty material increasingly used in high-end bedding products. In addition, Sealy will manufacture its proprietary foam-encased innersprings for the Stearns & Foster luxury brand.
By building the new facility, the company will create more than 100 jobs during the next three years. Sealy broke ground on the plant in April and expects to begin production in the first quarter of 2007.
Sealy will employ Lean Manufacturing techniques in the design and operation of the plant. Sealy has 25 other plants in North America, including a second components plant in Delano, PA, about 30 miles south of Mountaintop.
“We’re excited about Mountaintop’s proximity to our Delano plant,” said Mike Hofmann, senior vice president of operations for Sealy. “From a logistics standpoint, it provides a great opportunity to increase efficiency at both locations,”