Golden Triangle, Mississippi – Officials from Sleepmade, manufacturer of advanced sleep products, announce the company is locating manufacturing and distribution operations in Lowndes County, Miss. The company will lease 50,000 square feet of Bassett Furniture’s facility, which is located on U.S. Highway 45 Alternate. The project represents a corporate investment of $1,415,000 and will create 50 jobs.
“I am glad to welcome Sleepmade as the newest business partner to the state of Mississippi and appreciate the company for creating new job opportunities for the residents of Lowndes County and the surrounding areas,” Gov. Phil Bryant said. “‘Made in Mississippi’ is a stamp of quality around the world, I know the productivity of the Golden Triangle region’s workforce will help ensure Sleepmade enjoys many years of success in our state.”
“We are excited about our manufacturing facility and the flexibility it will offer our customers. The bed-in-a-box model offers many market opportunities and a favorable dynamic of how consumers purchase a mattress,” said Sleepmade Co-founder Matt Fowler. “Our investment in Mississippi is important to us and represents a significant competitive advantage given the talent pool, supply base and local and state support.”
A veteran-owned company, Sleepmade manufactures and distributes advanced sleep products to OEM furniture manufacturers and to the retail and hospitality markets. The company manufactures a full range of advanced sleep products, including mattresses, pillows and bed linens.
“We look forward to welcoming Sleepmade to the manufacturing hub of Lowndes County,” said Harry Sanders, president of the Lowndes County Board of Supervisors. “They are providing employment opportunities for our residents and economic support for our community; we are grateful.”
Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the project for building improvements.
“We salute our partners at Lowndes County and the Golden Triangle Development LINK for their commitment to strengthening the region’s economy through job creation and new investment. Their teamwork, together with MDA, was instrumental in bringing Sleepmade to the state, creating 50 new career opportunities for Mississippians in the Golden Triangle,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We look forward to the company’s successful growth in Lowndes County.”