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New Mattress Maker Goes Night Night

(La Porte County, IN) A manufacturing plant that recently opened in La Porte County is already closing its doors.


Corsicana Mattress Co. invested over $8 million into an abandoned factory it began operating out of in March. However, employees were informed Corsicana was closing two plants, including the new one along 500 West in Pinola.


"This is upsetting news, that's for sure," LaPorte County Commissioner Shelia Brillson Matias posted on social media.


"Sad news that employees were told yesterday that Corsicana LaPorte would be closing, and from what we are hearing, this is one of two plants being closed in the U.S. due to loss of demand, high material costs, and difficulty finding employees," she said.


Matias also noted the large facility abandoned for more than 20-years is now modernized and ready for another manufacturer to "set up shop."


According to company officials, the plant started with more than 30 employees, but the goal was to hire about 300 workers eventually.


Corsicana Mattress was founded in 1971. It's now one of the largest U.S. manufacturers in the mattress industry. It makes memory foam and other forms of mattresses under several brand names.

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