New Plainfield Tempur Sealy facility to create 300 jobs

This April 22, 2014 photo shows an employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)
This April 22, 2014 photo shows an employment application form. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)

PLAINFIELD, Ind. (WISH) – Tempur Sealy International, Inc. is opening a new facility in Plainfield, which will create up to 300 new jobs by 2015.

The Lexington, Kentucky-based company is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of mattresses, foundations, pillows and other products.

The new location in Plainfield, which is expected to open in 2015, will handle manufacturing and distribution for the Tempur Sealy brands, in addition to being a distribution center for Tempur-Pedic. This will be Tempur Sealy’s first combination assembly and distribution center.

Tempur Sealy, which currently employs approximately 6,500 people worldwide, plans to begin accepting applications for nearly 200 manufacturing, office and supervisory positions at the Plainfield facility in October.

To apply or to get more information on Tempur Sealy jobs, click here.

“Out of a world of options, Tempur Sealy leaders have selected Indiana, a state that works, for their newest operation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Hoosiers can take comfort in knowing that we’ve built one of the strongest environments in the nation for job creation. From our workforce to our central location, Indiana offers businesses a climate for continued growth, with companies like Tempur Sealy taking notice and investing in the Hoosier State.”

“We’re thrilled to open this new multi-purpose facility in Plainfield and we look forward to being a big part of this community,” said Scott Vollet, senior vice president, global operations for Tempur Sealy International. “Because of its centralized location and proximity to our customers, the Plainfield facility will allow us to improve our customer service and logistics efficiencies. We’re particularly excited to be able to deliver combined shipments of Sealy and Tempur-Pedic products to our customers.”

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation offered Sealy Mattress Manufacturing Company, Inc. up to $2,800,000 in conditional tax credits and up to $100,000 in training grants based on the company’s job creation plans. These tax credits are performance-based, meaning until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. The town of Plainfield will consider additional incentives at the request of the Hendricks County Economic Development Partnership.

“We are pleased that Tempur Sealy has chosen Plainfield as a manufacturing location for its well-known mattresses,” said Robin Brandgard, president of the Plainfield Town Council. “This new project will bring approximately 300 new jobs to our town. We believe the selection of Plainfield is a testament to the economic development strategy we have in place along with the state and to the skilled labor force available in our area.”

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