HSM Doubles Bedding Production Capacity
The bedding business of HS Manufacturing, LLC (“HS Manufacturing”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company (“HSM”), recently established a 160,000-square-foot dedicated mattress manufacturing facility in Hickory, N.C. The comprehensive facility – which will expand the company’s workforce by 50 employees – will double the capacity of its bedding manufacturing, enabling the company to meet the rising demand for its bedding products as consumers continue to upgrade their homes with new furniture, mattresses and other home furnishings.
The expanded plant contains mattress assembly, innerspring coiling production, individually wrapped pocketed coil production and roll-pack operations all under one roof.
“By combining all of our bedding operations in one location, we dramatically increase our efficiency and improve our ability to better serve our customers. This is particularly important now as our customers are experiencing significant growth in demand,” said Tim Witherell, vice president and general manager of HSM bedding products.
In addition to expanding capacity for its mattress assembly processes – including sewing, quilting and zipper cover applications – the plant will also boost its production capabilities for its sustainably-designed Flexecore fabric-encased mattress coil system and its Micro product line of micro-coil systems, which enhance durability, comfort, airflow and pressure relief.
Before the expansion and consolidation to one plant, bedding components would travel between multiple facilities during the manufacturing process. Witherell said HSM does not anticipate any service disruptions during the transition, which is expected to be completed by April.