Palmetto Pedic, a mattress manufacturing company, today announced plans to establish operations in Cherokee County. The $8.5 million investment is expected to create more than 60 new jobs, according to a news release from the S.C. Commerce Department.

Founded in 2018 as a joint venture between industry veterans from the U.S. and China, Palmetto Pedic will be a fully-vertical manufacturer of memory foam, hybrid foam and coil mattresses, along with bed pillows and mattress toppers, the release said. The company’s new operations will service an increased demand in the mattress industry from U.S. consumers.

Located at 418 Chandler Drive in Gaffney, the company’s manufacturing processes will include a foam pouring line, computer cutting machines, injection molding machines, inner spring mattress coil manufacturing and all cutting, sewing and packaging of the final products.

The Coordinating Council for Economic Development approved a $250,000 Rural Infrastructure Fund grant to assist with costs associated with building upfit, according to the release. 

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