Mattress company to open manufacturing plant in La Porte
LA PORTE, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) — A Dallas-based mattress manufacturer is expanding to northern Indiana. Corsicana Mattress Co. plans to invest nearly $9 million to lease and equip a 165,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in La Porte and create up to 350 jobs by the end of 2023.
The new facility will be used to manufacture Corsicana’s boxed bed product line. The company says its new Midwest location will allow it to access key markets and provide same-day shipping for customers.
“We have had significant growth in our boxed bed business and require a facility that is appropriately equipped with well-trained employees to provide the manufacturing efficiency to support that growth,” said Michael Thompson, chief executive officer of Corsicana Mattress. “Indiana was a great location for us and the local, regional and state agencies we worked with have been very helpful and welcoming throughout this process.”
The company says it will begin hiring and training employees immediately for manufacturing and warehouse positions at a temporary location in Michigan City.
Corsicana expects the facility to be operational by the end of the year.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. has offered Corsicana up to $2.3 million in conditional tax credits, which the company will not be eligible to claim until Hoosier workers are hired for the new jobs. The LaPorte County Council and County Commissioners have approved additional incentives.