Pacific Coast Feather Cushion Company growing

Investing in capacity, capabilities, innovation and people

Pacific Coast CushionHIGH POINT, N.C. – Pacific Coast Feather Cushion Company (Cushion) is investing to expand its leadership position and meet demands for new and existing products in value-added residential and outdoor seating.

Cristina Kopecky will be promoted to president effective Jan. 1, 2017, assuming responsibility for all operational aspects of Cushion. “Cristina has been a key part of our success for the last 17 years, contributing in all areas of the business," said Neil Puro, current president, CEO of Cushion.

In addition, Mark Sedgewick will be promoted to senior executive vice president for national sales and marketing. Since joining Cushion in 2002, Sedgewick has held several supervisory and management positions, and has been a big part of the company's growth.

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Puro, Cushion founder and current president, will transition control of the company’s day-to-day operations, but will remain involved as an advisor and board member. “The company’s future focus will be on organic growth with an emphasis on product expansion. Cristina and Mark will also continue to consider strategic alliances or acquisitions that would increase our value proposition to customers,” said Puro.

Cushion will begin expanding its manufacturing facilities in Pico Rivera, California, and High Point, North Carolina, in the spring of 2017 to meet growing demand for products. “We will acquire an additional 50,000 square feet in the Hickory, North Carolina, area and hire 30 to 40 additional employees,” said Kopecky. “In addition, we will also expand our footprint in the LA area.”

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Cushions will invest more than $2 million in its technology over the next 12 months. “As a long standing innovator in our segment, we have consistently invested in manufacturing technology to support our product improvements and customer service," said Kopecky.

“OEM cushions continue to represent an important market for our company. This upcoming investment in facilities, equipment and people speaks to our continuing desire to be the market leader in this business segment,” said Joe Crawford, president and CEO of Pacific Coast Feather Company, parent company to Cushion.

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