Pillow Manufacturer Plans Move to Shakopee
About 200 jobs could be moving with My Pillow to Shakopee.
My Pillow, Inc. has found a new place to sleep – in Shakopee.
Founder Mike Lindell said Monday that he plans to take his growing pillow manufacturing plant from Carver across the river, according to a story by the Chaska Herald.
Lindell has leased space in Carver at 920 Sixth Street West since 2004 and was recently given several months to get in compliance with a conditional use permit (CUP) issued in March, the Herald said.
Instead of tackling the issues in his existing space, Lindell started looking for a new facility and a letter of intent has been signed to lease a 45,000-square-foot building in Shakopee, the story said. The building is located at 5555 12th Ave. E. near Imagine Print Solutions off Highway 169 and Canterbury Road.
The business started because Lindell found himyself extremely frustrated with his pillow going flat, according to the My Pillow website.
Shakopee Mayor Brad Tabke tweeted a welcome message to My Pillow on Wednesday and then further tweeted "200 jobs!" referring to the number of My Pillow employees currently working in Carver.
Lindell's pillows are touted as having a unique, patented medical fill that stays cool, conforms to exact individual needs regardless of sleep position, and stays healthy for 10 years. It also says the pillows are dust mite resistant, non-allergenic, and can be washed and dried easily.