Tempur Sealy picks Indiana site for third domestic foam plant

LEXINGTON — Tempur Sealy International said Monday it has selected Crawfordsville, Ind., for the site of a previously-announced third domestic foam-pouring plant.

Construction on the new state-of-the-art facility, expected to be TSI’s largest manufacturing facility, is expected to begin in the third quarter, subject to closing conditions

Rendering of planned Tempur Sealy foam-pouring plant in Indiana.

This new Midwest facility on a 130-acre site complements TSI’s existing manufacturing footprint and is expected to enhance its ability to serve Northeast customers, the company said in a release. The first phase is planned for about 700,000 square feet, with the ability to double its capacity over time and to expand to a final size of about 1 million square feet, making it Tempur Sealy’s largest manufacturing facility in the world. Production is expected to begin in 2023, and Tempur Sealy plans to hire approximately 300 local employees to staff the facility.

“This facility underpins our commitment to expanding our global manufacturing footprint to fulfill the projected long-term demand trajectory for our industry leading products and support our growth initiatives,” Tempur Sealy Chairman and CEO Scott Thompson said in a statement. “The facility will have the capabilities to manufacture a wide variety of bedding products and components for branded and non-branded operations, including Tempur-Pedic, Sealy, Stearns & Foster and OEM mattresses.”

Thompson said TSI selected the Indiana location based on “the robust business climate fostered by the state and local government, the quality of life the city of Crawfordsville provides its citizens and the property’s access to major transportation routes.”

Separately, TSI recently opened a Sealy plant in Dallas and expects to open its new Sherwood northeast plant and a new West Coast facility later this year.

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