Kingsdown Improves Efficiency Closing 20-person Knoxville Plant

KNOXVILLE, TN – Top 10 bedding producer Kingsdown, Inc. plans to close a small Knoxville production plant shifting the plants production to their larger, more efficient facilities in Oklahoma, Florida and Virginia over the years

“We had assumed responsibility for this small plant many years ago as part of a larger acquisition, but since that time we have opened other facilities where production shifted and from where we can much more efficiently service our customers,” said Kingsdown Senior Vice President of Operations Joe Schmoeller. “While we recognize and cannot minimize the financial loss to the small number of employees at the plant, it no longer made economic sense for us to operate the facility as our production matrix had changed over the years.”

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About Kingsdown, Inc.: Kingsdown founded in 1904 and headquartered in Mebane, North Carolina, is a manufacturer of premium mattress systems serving leading retailers across the United States and in more than 20 countries. Each product is manufactured using handcrafted techniques combined with state‐of‐the‐art research, materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane. International offices are located in Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are located in Winchester, VA; Muskogee, OK; Lakeland, FL; Stockton, CA; Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver, Canada; Derby, United Kingdom; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Istanbul, Turkey; Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Australia.