Bedding Acquisition LLC, doing business as Hollander Sleep & Décor, will close its Pottsville plant this spring, permanently laying off 112 employees.
The Boca Raton, Florida-based company, founded in 1953, announced the news in a mandatory Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification filing with the state Department of Labor & Industry.
Layoffs at the 67 Keystone Blvd. facility in Schuylkill County will begin during a 14-day period starting May 19.
In the WARN filing, Bedding Acquisition said it made the decision to close the Pottsville location, “after an extensive evaluation,” as the result of its merger with Keeco LLC. Company headquarters did not respond to requests for further comment.
Reached by phone, plant manager Paul Fallon said the state is helping the soon-to-be-displaced workers.
Bargaining unit employees at the Pottsville designer, manufacturer and marketer of utility bedding products are represented by Mid-Atlantic Regional Joint Board of Workers United Local 133.
Daniel Bailey, a regional rep, said the union was “disheartened” by the decision to close the “very successful” plant, which had specialized in manufacturing pillows. It all came down to capacity after the Keeco merger, he added.
Centre Lane Partners, a private investment firm in New York City, acquired Hollander Sleep Products in September 2019.
And then in April 2021, Hollander acquired SureFit Home Décor, combining to form the new Hollander Sleep & Décor company.
A release at the time called Hollander a leading bed pillow and mattress pad supplier to “prominent” retailers, distributors and hotels in North America, under brands that include Beautyrest, Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein, Chaps, Great Sleep, Healthy Home, I AM, Live Comfortably, Pacific Coast Feather, Renova and Restful Nights.
More recently, the bedding company made news last year by announcing it was transitioning from polybag to biodegradable plant-based packaging by 2023.
Paula Wolf is a freelance writerl