From Home Furnishing Business
Kingsdown to Open Texas Plant
Bedding vendor Kingsdown will convert a former U.S. Postal Service regional sorting center in Waco, Texas, into a manufacturing facility.
Kingsdown, Mebane, N.C., which has a long-term lease agreement for the 100,000-square-foot facility, will invest $2 million to create a state-of-the-art sleep products manufacturing and distribution center that will support its growing business in the central portion of the country. The new plant will create 50 new local jobs.
Kingsdown worked closely with the Greater Waco Chamber and its economic development team, as well as other government entities to close the deal.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to expand our operation to McLennan County to more effectively support our business growth in the region,” said Kingsdown President and CEO Frank Hood. “The dedicated professionals in both the public and private sectors of the City of Waco and McLennan County have been fabulous to work with and we look forward to long and successful partnership together.”
Hiring at the Waco plant is expected to begin immediately, and the company plans to start manufacturing by Jan. 19. This will be Kingsdown’s sixth domestic manufacturing facility.
“We are extremely proud that Kingsdown has chosen McLennan County for its newest manufacturing location,” said McLennan County Judge Scott Felton. “We are very excited to welcome Kingsdown to our community and we are looking forward to its positive impact on our economy.”
Kingsdown, Inc. founded in 1904, was honored in 2014 as the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane. International offices are located in Tokyo, Japan; and Melbourne, Australia. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are located in Winchester, Va.; Muskogee, Okla.; Lakeland, Fla.; Stockton, Calif.; Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada; Leicestershire, England; Tuscany, Italy; Istanbul, Turkey; Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Jakarta, Indonesia; Shenzhen, China; Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Australia.