Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

A subsidiary of South Korean mattress and furniture maker Zinus Inc. picked Henry County as the site of its first North American advanced manufacturing facility, pledging to invest $108 million and create 804 jobs.

Zinus USA Inc. President Ha Bong Sung said Tuesday alongside Gov. Brian Kemp the company will develop the facility in McDonough and expects to open in the first half of 2021. A Zinus spokesperson said she “cannot disclose further details” about the facility’s location.

Kemp’s office called Zinus’ investment one of the state’s largest since the start of the new fiscal year.

Zinus is hiring for positions focused primarily on mattress production, in addition to roles in facility management and administration.

The home furnishings company has a presence in 20 countries and plans to continue growing its international footprint in the coming years, according to the release. Zinus has several distribution centers across the U.S., but its manufacturing facilities are located in Indonesia and China.

Zinus, known for infusing natural ingredients including green tea, olive oil, and charcoal into its mattresses and home furniture, sells its products to major retailers including Walmart, Amazon, Wayfair and Costco.

“As we continue to grow into new markets and expand our own vertical integration capabilities, establishing our first-ever production center in the U.S. is a critical step in our evolution as a global business,” said Keith Reynolds, president at Zinus U.S., in the release.

Final terms of incentives for Zinus have not been agreed on, according to the Associated Press. The AP also reports Henry County is likely to abate property taxes and that the company will qualify for a state income tax credit.

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