Latexco US, a manufacturer of latex and foam products to the bedding industry, recently announced plans to relocate and double its Western U.S. production center to accommodate the company’s strong growth and increase capacity.
The brand-new 100,000-square-foot facility in Phoenix, Ariz., will produce polyurethane (PU) and latex foam, providing a significant increase in product assortment and service options to customers. The expansion includes new state-of-the-art mattress and topper fabrication and fulfillment capabilities in response to customers’ growing demands and service needs.
The company’s western operation has been located in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., since 2006 and has served as a distribution and fabrication facility.
“Our expansion plans completed over the last year and continuing into the next represent an investment of $12 million to meet both the needs of our valued customers and the demand and opportunities we see on the horizon in our business segments,” said Ben Ducatteeuw, CEO of Latexco US.
The Phoenix facility will increase and improve PU foam and latex production and offer fully automated mattress assembly. Latexco officials expect to complete construction and relocation for operational capabilities in the first quarter of 2019.
Jim Gutierrez, General Manager of Latexco West, said, “We guarantee our customers that during this transition period production will continue to run smoothly and that we will gradually transform the new building into a one-stop shop.”
The move to the West follows the completion of a project to expand the Eastern facility at the company’s headquarters in Lavonia, Ga., which doubled its square-footage and tripled production capacity for both foam and latex. This phase included the installation of Latexco’s newly branded Pulse latex line produced with the revolutionary, patented SonoCore process which uses radio frequency technology and dielectric heating instead of conventional steam heating and drying for significant energy reduction and more eco-friendly manufacturing. Latexco also continues to invest in process automation.
Ducatteeuw added, “We’re immensely proud of our team and their dedication to providing our valued customers uninterrupted quality service as we implement our growth strategies, and we hope that the investments we’re making demonstrate our commitment to both our internal and external customers.”
About Latexco US: Latexco US is a forward-thinking, customer-centric organization uniquely positioned to serve as a one-stop shop with innovative bedding solutions, customization and fulfillment capabilities and impressive speed to market. With facilities on the east and west coast, it is the only U.S. producer of both latex and polyurethane foam under one roof.