LAVONIA, Ga.—Latexco US is making sure it has the U.S. bedding market covered.
The producer of latex and polyurethane products is investing on both the east and west coasts to shore up its presence within the regions.
It recently completed a $12 million expansion to its Lavonia site, adding about 72,000 square feet of manufacturing space and bringing the size of the operation to 175,000 square feet. The site currently employs 90, but Chief Operating Officer Bob Carstens said that figure is projected to increase by 20 percent in the next 12 months.
As for the West Coast, Latexco is in the process of establishing a manufacturing site in Phoenix that will replace its current 66,000-sq.-ft. site in Santa Fe Springs, Calif. Production from California will relocate to the new site, which will span between 100,000 and 130,000 square feet, Carstens said.