Jamison Bedding announced it will phase out its Albany, GA factory by March 1, 2012, in the effort to consolidate operations and maximize production capacity. The company will transition all customer deliveries, equipment and raw materials to its Gallatin Tennessee.
Company president Frank Gorrell said, “the many measures we took over the past few years to reduce expense proved insufficient, especially in the face of the general economic downturn. While the decision to close a factory is never an easy one, we know it’s the right move for Jamison Bedding. This change will enable us to operate more efficiently, reinvest in our business and serve our customers even better.”
Retailers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and southeast Alabama that were served by the 90,000-square-foot Albany factory will be comfortably accommodated by the Gallatin facility, which is situated in relatively close shipping proximity to the Albany plant, the company said.
“We’re very confident that retailers will experience few, if any, interruptions in the level and quality of service they’re accustomed to,” Gorrell added.
The producer also recently converted factory space in Gallatin to a retail showplace for its Jamison and Spring Air® products, completing a plan to create a single, full- service facility.
To organize the process, Jamison has created transition teams inside the company to direct internal communications and to ensure proper planning and a timely outcome. “Our objective is to make this transition as smooth and orderly as possible for our retail customers and for employees at both locations,” Gorrell said.
For more information, visit www.jamisonbedding.com.
About Jamison Bedding: Jamison is a family-owned business founded in 1883 that today serves more than 400 retailers in the southeast U.S. and major hotels and resorts worldwide.