The Washington County Commissioners granted a tax phase in agreement that will allow Tempur-Sealy International to make a major expansion at their Brenham operation, increasing its workforce by 90 workers and the city/county payroll by $31.5 million a year.

Clint Kolby of the Economic Development Foundation told the County Commissioners at today’s (Tuesday’s) meeting that Brenham and Washington County won out over several other potential areas in attracting this new operation, after Tempurpedic and Sealy merged.

Brad Beach, the Brenham plant manager says this tax break will pay off for the city and the county.

Beach said the average worker will be making about $35,000 a year. The Brenham City Council approved the tax phase in at their last meeting.

Tempur-Sealy International is consolidating their operations, closing other plants such as the one in Ft. Worth, making Brenham a beneficiary of the merger.

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