Columbia, S.C.-based Palmetto Pedic has announced plans for a mattress manufacturing operation in Gaffney, S.C. The investment of $8.5 million is expected to create more than 60 jobsin Cherokee County, S.C. The facility — a joint venture between industry veterans from the United States and China — will produce memory foam, hybrid foam and coil mattresses; bed pillows; and mattress toppers. Processes include foam pouring; computerized cutting; injection molding; and all cutting, sewing and packaging of finished products.
A grant of $250,000 for building updates was provided by the Coordinating Council for Economic Development from the Rural Infrastructure Fund.
“Palmetto Pedic would like to thank the State of South Carolina for its business-friendly environment and its outstanding workforce,” said Palmetto Pedic President Jack Cobb. “We look forward to years of profitable growth together.”