Rogers Foam planning nearby Albuquerque plant
By YSN Staff
A 75-year-old, family-owned foam fabricator headquartered in Somerville, Mass., will soon add Albuquerque, N.M., to its list of locations across the U.S. and Mexico.
Rogers Foam, which converts flexible materials for furniture and bedding customers, said its expansion into the greater Albuquerque region was spurred by a longstanding relationship with Tempur Sealy International, which has operated an 850,000-square-foot manufacturing facility there since 2007.
“We are excited that our partnership with Tempur Sealy has grown to the level of driving the need for a Rogers Foam physical facility in Albuquerque,” said senior sales engineer Moe Bastarache. “We look forward to getting up and running quickly to help deliver on strong consumer demand.”
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The planned 40,000-square-foot foam factory will also provide custom foam fabrication services for the automotive, aerospace and medical device industries, Bastarache said.
To support the project, Rogers is receiving public and private funding to help train a local workforce. “This is a win for everyone,” said Danielle Casey, president/CEO of the Albuquerque Regional Economic Alliance (AREA). “Not only will Rogers Foam’s presence in our region have a positive impact on Tempur Sealy, but its non-bedding expertise also lines up with the high value industries that AREA is working to develop in the region.”
The closely held family business was founded in 1947 by Jim Rogers as a fabricator of latex foam for cushioning applications. Since then, Rogers has added material and fabrication offerings to meet the growing demand for new foam applications. Built upon the tradition of New England industry, the Massachusetts manufacturer said it is dedicated to unsurpassed customer service and considers its employees to be its greatest asset.