Purple Mattress maker to bring 500 jobs to Henry County

Purple Mattress expanding manufacturing operations in McDonough.
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Purple Mattress expanding manufacturing operations in McDonough.

The maker of Purple Mattresses plans to expand its operations in McDonough and bring with it 500 new jobs, the company announced Wednesday.

Purple Innovation, Inc., which came to Henry County city last year with more than 300 jobs, plans to boost its presence with a customer service center that will open in spring 2022. Once up and running, Purple will have more than 800 jobs in the south metro Atlanta community.

“A year ago, we welcomed the news that Purple Innovation chose Henry County for its first production facility outside of its home state of Utah,” Henry Commission Chairwoman Carlotta Harrell said in a statement. “We are honored that they have not only chosen to expand their manufacturing facility, but will add one of their other business units in the new customer care center to the Henry County campus.”

Purple’s announcement comes on the heels of another job win for the community, unveiled earlier this month when protective packaging company Pregis announced it would be opening a manufacturing facility that could employ as many as 150 people over the next few years.

It also comes as Henry leaders and those of four cities in the county — Stockbridge, McDonough, Locust Grove and Hampton — agreed Wednesday on a list of road expansions to address traffic congestion that is at least in part a result of its burgeoning manufacturing business. The county is hoping residents will approve a TSPLOST in November that is anticipated to raise $245 million over five years for road improvements.

Purple said its expansion will include machines to make the mattresses and jobs for customer care representatives, training and content specialists and quality assurance analysts.

“Purple is thrilled to expand our footprint across the country to better serve our customers and create jobs in Henry County,” Purple CEO Joe Megibow said.