Latex International to Open Texas Fabrication Facility

SHELTON, Conn.-Latex International will open a mattress component fabrication facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sept. 1.

The 100,000-square-foot plant is Phase One of the company's new fabrication strategy. The company also broke ground on a latex manufacturing plant in Malaysia on June 17, and will close fabrication facilities in Atlanta and La Mirada, Calif. It has contracted with Unisource Logistics Solutions, a supply-chain services company, for warehousing, inventory-management and distribution services.

Latex International's Connecticut fabrication site will continue to service its Northeast customers, the company said. "LI's ability to centralize our latex inventory, produced in our Connecticut foam-pouring plant, will create greater production efficiencies, minimize stockouts and provide more consistent and improved on-time delivery," said Kevin Coleman, the company's president and chief executive officer.

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