Mattress pad manufacturer to close Gastonia plant, lay off 60 workers

Hollander Sleep Products’ Gastonia facility at 2504 Lowell Road
Hollander Sleep Products’ Gastonia facility at 2504 Lowell Road Google Earth

Florida-based Hollander Sleep Products is closing its mattress pad manufacturing plant in Gastonia this summer, a move that will result in the loss of 60 local jobs.

Following its acquisition earlier this month of Pacific Coast Feather Company, Hollander has concluded that the Gastonia facility “is no longer a viable manufacturing facility due to the combined capacity of the new corporation,” according to a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) notice filed with the N.C. Commerce Department this week.

Hollander, which makes synthetic-filled bedding products, said the Gastonia plant will be permanently shut down starting Aug. 22, and all employees will be laid off.

The company said the layoffs will occur over two weeks after the plant shuts down “in accordance with the operational needs of the plant to service customers.”

None of the 60 workers at the Gastonia facility are represented by a union, Hollander said. The plurality of affected employees work in sew production, according to the WARN. Supervisory, maintenance, shipping and administrative positions were affected as well.

A representative from Hollander could not be reached for additional comment.

Katherine Peralta: 704-358-5079, @katieperalta