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American Textile Company Plans to Expand SLC Facility

Press Release

September 20, 2012

American Textile Company (ATC), a supplier of mattress and pillow protectors, pillows and basic bedding, has extended its Salt Lake City, Utah, operations to a continuous manufacturing cycle and will hire up to 15 sewers to its team.

The facility, which fills and sews pillows distributed to retailers including Target, Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond, opened in 2007 and within two years added a second shift to meet product demand. By 2011, ATC had opened facilities in Tifton, Ga., and Dallas, Texas, and added a second shift to its Pittsburgh, Pa., plant. Within the past year, ATC has expanded all four facilities to continuous manufacturing.

“We’ve had significant and consistent growth in recent years, and the team at our Salt Lake City facility plays an important role in ensuring we can meet the needs of our west coast customers,” said Randy Cowder, vice president of western and southern operations for ATC, whose Salt Lake City facility is located at 1781 S. 4800 West.

ATC’s bedding improves the quality of sleep through products focused on allergy, skin care, moisture management and bed bugs; the introduction of innovative new mattress and pillow protectors, pillows, mattress pads and comforters has fostered considerable growth over the years. This spring, the company launched a Hot Water Wash collection under its AllerEase brand, offering consumers pillows, mattress pads and comforters that are durable enough to withstand high-temperature washes while retaining allergen-barrier properties and the ability to re-fluff to like-new condition.

“We create functional and innovative basic bedding products in an environment that has a warm, personal and family-owned feel,” said Cowder of the Salt Lake City facility, which employs approximately 50 people. “Our president, Lance Ruttenburg, knows everyone’s names and has a true open-door policy. It’s a great place to work, and we’re looking forward to welcoming new team members.”

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