Tempur Sealy to invest $16.7M in Scott County manufacturing facility
Expansion expected to create 25 jobs
Bedding product designer, manufacturer and distributor Tempur Sealy International Inc. will invest $16.7 million to expand its Scott County operation, creating 25 jobs, Gov. Ralph Northam announced Thursday.
“Southwest Virginia has been an ideal base of operations for Tempur Sealy for nearly 20 years because of the region’s proximity to major interstates and access to the company’s customer base,” Northam said in a statement. “As one of the largest employers in the area, this expansion will allow the company to increase production capacity to ensure the future viability of its Scott County plant.”
Headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Tempur Sealy operates two manufacturing facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Scott County employing more than 5,000 people in the U.S. Virginia competed with New Mexico for the project. The company employs 300 people at its Duffield facility, which opened in 2001.
“As our manufacturing sector continues to thrive, Virginia’s commitment to job training and providing a skilled workforce pipeline ensures our valued businesses have the talent they need to grow,” Secretary of Commerce and Trade Brian Ball said in a statement. The expansion is expected to be completed by 2022.
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership worked with Scott County and the Virginia Coalfield Economic Development Authority (VCEDA) to secure the project for Virginia. Northam approved a $110,000 Commonwealth’s Opportunity Fund grant to help Scott County with the project. The company is eligible for Virginia Enterprise Zone Program benefits. The Virginia Jobs Investment Program will provide training activity support and funding.