Sinomax USA Wins Walmart’s First “Investing In American Jobs Supplier Challenge Award”
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SINOMAX recently announced that on February 15th, at the Walmart Supplier Growth Forum in Bentonville, Arkansas, SINOMAX USA won Walmart’s first ever “Investing in American Jobs Supplier Challenge Award". SINOMAX is a producer of memory foams used in Its mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers.
In 2013, Walmart made a pledge to purchase an additional $250 billion in U.S.-made products that support the creation of one million American jobs by the year 2023. In November 2016, Walmart announced the “Investing in American Jobs Supplier Challenge”. All suppliers with a US manufacturing presence were challenged to present their efforts of expanding factories, creating jobs and taking risks to bring their customers U.S.-made products. Over 100 companies submitted qualifying criteria for the award and SINOMAX USA was the winner.
In 2015, SINOMAX USA secured a 505,000 square foot former Whirlpool distribution facility near Nashville in La Vergne, Tennessee that was shuttered in 2008. With their $28 million investment and incentive from state and local governments, SINOMAX USA built one of the most state-of-the-art foam factories in the world. Last month, they began shipping to Walmart stores in the U.S. and exporting to stores across North America.
Frank Chen, President and CEO of SINOMAX USA, explains that, “Investing in American jobs is the culmination of years of competitive evolution supplying our major retail partners. SINOMAX USA began supplying Walmart in 2007 through our company owned facilities in China. Rising costs, as well as longer lead-times for product launches, made investing in a manufacturing site in the U.S. more attractive. With a team of qualified engineers, as well as product development, quality assurance, production teams and front office staff, we have been able to create an additional 350 new manufacturing jobs in the U.S., with competitive wages and benefits. Our investment in U.S. jobs in Nashville was recognized as the largest job creation in Tennessee by a Chinese company.”
More about SINOMAX USA: SINOMAX USA is a leading global manufacturer and distributor of polyurethane comfort products, specializing in memory foams that include innovative technology created for the consumer. Its mattresses, pillows and mattress toppers are sold in over 6,000 stores across the globe by the world's largest retailers. Its supply chain includes four world-class manufacturing plants, and it maintains a competitive advantage of being a vertically integrated, high-value, low-cost producer of consumer products in the industry.