Mattress maker moving into Humboldt
Last Modified: February 16. 2013 6:40PM
The company has already begun to recruit 50 new employees and expects to start production in mid October. Kluft expects to double the number of jobs during the initial term of its lease.
â??The Kluft and Aireloom brands are unique. High-quality retailers have asked us to grow our production capacity in the East Coast region. This new site will be a state-of-the-art production and distribution center that mirrors our West Coast facility, enabling us to produce our full line of products for the first time on the East Coast,â? said E. S. Kluft & Company President and CEO Earl Kluft. â??Hazle Township is a great community with a wonderful workforce. We are excited about this new opportunity.â?
Kluft has outgrown the former Park Place mattress facility in Denver, Pennsylvania it took control of last year. Because of the age of that plant, it made more sense to find a newer location.
â??We needed a place where East Coast buyers and sales associates could see our ultra-luxurious American-made beds at a visually appealing location. Our new facility sits majestically on a grassy rolling hill overlooking a highly travelled highway and also provides us room to grow as it is part of a 22 acre site,â? said Kluft.
Mericle Vice President Jim Hilsher said he expects the company to move into the front section of the building by early fall and start operations shortly thereafter.
â??Our construction crews will be moving quickly to build out office space, add lighting and increase electrical power to support Kluftâ??s manufacturing processes,â? said Hilsher
â??Kluft looked at numerous buildings in eastern Pennsylvania. We are pleased our building is the right fit for the company and its manufacturing jobs,â? Hilsher said.
Terms of the lease transaction were not disclosed.