Hollywood Bed & Spring Manufacturing Co. is expanding its Commerce facility to accommodate growth fueled by partnerships inked in recent years with national retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
The bed-frame maker plans to build a new 20,000-square-foot facility west of its existing Corvette Street location, giving it more than 100,000 square feet. The company said the expansion would accommodate adding 30 more workers to its 170-person payroll by the end of next year.
Founded in 1945, the privately held, third-generation family business manufactures and sources every part for its products from within the United States.
The company has been a supplier to Wal-Mart for the past three years, a beneficiary of the retail giant’s 2013 launch of its Made in USA initiative. The Bentonville, Ark., company pledged to purchase $250 billion worth of American-made goods over 10 years – on top of the U.S. products it already was buying, though the retail giant wouldn’t disclose what it was spending in that realm.
“We’ve seen a 10 percent growth in our business due to the deal with Wal-Mart,” said Jason Harrow, 42, president of the company that was founded by his grandfather.