Published on : Monday, December 12, 2022
Luxury bedding makers E.S. Kluft & Company has recently expanded business by opening a new 100,000-square-foot factory in Grand Prairie, Texas for increasing production. This new facility is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan market. It is expected to over 80 people and is the company’s third factory in the U.S.
The new factory is strategically located between E.S. Kluft’s two existing facilities located in Rancho Cucamonga, California and Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Its central location gives the company needed extra capacity and proximity to its retail customers in the Central and Southern U.S. regions.
“We looked at 13 different states and decided on Texas as a way to best serve our customers in this region,” said Jon Stowe, managing director of E.S. Kluft & Company. “We already have a huge customer base in Texas and in the Southern markets, and we’re seeing it continue to grow with a lot of people relocating from the West Coast and the Northeast.”
While the furniture industry and retail are seeing a slowdown, the luxury market is the one with the greatest capacity for growth and the greatest resistance to economic ups and downs.
“Since 2019 we’ve experienced tremendous growth and we continue to hear that luxury bedding sales are going strong,” said Stowe. “The addition of the Grand Prairie location will help us reduce lead times and increase service and delivery to our retail partners as the luxury category continues to grow.”
Stowe adds that logistics and shipping costs also played into the decision to open the Texas facility. Its central location will help save on the logistics expenses associated with shipping and transportation.
At the new facility, located at 701 E. Wildlife Pkwy, Suite 160, Grand Prairie, TX 75050, plans to produce and start shipping to customers is slated to begin in early January 2023. The company will produce all of its luxury mattress brands – Aireloom, Kluft and Marshall Mattress – in the Texas factory.