Mattress maker plans NW Indiana plantAugust 19, 2020
By The Associated Press
LaPORTE, Ind. (AP) — A Texas-based mattress maker announced plans Wednesday to open a factory in northwestern Indiana and hire up to 350 workers there by the end of 2023.
Corsicana Mattress said it would invest $8.6 million to lease and equip a manufacturing plant in LaPorte for its growing boxed-bed product line. The Dallas-based company said the plant is expected to be operational by late 2020 and will allow for same-day shipping, reducing customer wait times.
The Indiana Economic Development Corp. offered Corsicana up to $2.3 million in tax credits based on its job-creation plans. The credits are performance-based, meaning the company can’t claim them until workers are hired, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported.
The LaPorte County Council and county commissioners approved additional incentives.
Corsicana, which employs about 950 people nationwide, said it would immediately begin hiring and training employees for manufacturing and warehouse positions at a temporary space in Michigan City, just northwest of LaPorte.
The city of LaPorte is located about 20 miles (32 kilometers) west of South Bend.
Founded in 1971, Corsicana Mattress operates 10 U.S. production facilities and ranks among the mattress industry’s 10 largest producers, according to Furniture Today.
More on DuboisCountyHerald.com
The Indiana State Department of Health has reported since Friday 20 new COVID-19 cases in Dubois...
As Kyle Gudorf and Lance Reynolds searched for their next great catch, the bowfishermen learned...
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Friday five new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Thursday nine new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
Becky Hickman has always enjoyed helping people succeed by connecting them to resources.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Wednesday eight new COVID-19 cases in Dubois County.
The Indiana State Department of Health reported Tuesday five new COVID-19 deaths in Dubois...
A Birdseye man was flown to an Evansville hospital with a head injury after his pickup truck...