Mayor Lyda Krewson answers questions from the media after officially welcoming Fairfield to North St. Louis.

Business Development

Manufacturing Company to Employ Hundreds in North St. Louis

Fairfield's 300,000-SF Facility Is Along the North Riverfront

Fairfield Processing Corporation, which is known for the Poly-fil in stuffed animals and pillows, has moved and expanded its manufacturing operations to North St. Louis. The company plans to create more than 100 new jobs over the next five years at its 300,000-square-foot facility.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Fairfield Processing Corp. to the North Riverfront area,” St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said. “The company’s Midwest distribution and manufacturing center will bring more than 100 good jobs to the area, and we couldn’t be happier they’ve chosen to invest in St. Louis.”

“American manufacturing has always been important for our business,” Fairfield President Jordan Young said. “The centralized geography of St. Louis is very convenient for our suppliers and customers. This new larger facility enables us to manufacture not only our own Poly-fil brand products, but also lets us expand our contract filling services, for items like pet beds, pillows and stuffed toys. The manufacturing space and distribution space are now all under one roof so we can be as efficient and quick as our customers need.”

The St. Louis manufacturing site will bring new management, manufacturing, distribution, maintenance and administrative positions. As part of the expansion, Fairfield will be increasing its capacity for contract manufacturing and e-fulfillment.

Since 1940, Fairfield has been in Textile and Home Décor Manufacturing as well as Retail and Wholesale Distribution. In addition to Poly-fil brand fiberfill, Fairfield also offers pillows, polyurethane foams and non-woven materials such as quilt batting and interfacings.

(L to R) 2nd Ward Alderwoman Lisa Middlebrook, Mayor Lyda Krewson, former Alderwoman Dionne Flowers & Fairfield President Jordan Young

The St. Louis Economic Development Partnership collaborated with the St. Louis Development Corporation, SLATE, Missouri Partnership and 2nd Ward Alderwoman Dionne Flowers to assemble the economic development support to bring Fairfield to St. Louis.

“Fairfield Processing’s relocation and expansion in St. Louis is an exciting development in the city’s north end,” Partnership CEO Sheila Sweeney said. “We’re proud to welcome them to the region.”

“I am very pleased with the collaboration between SLATE, Fairfield Processing and St. Louis Partnership to bring jobs here to St. Louis’ 2nd Ward,” Flowers added. “I look forward to the economic energy this business will bring to Baden and surrounding areas.”

About Fairfield Processing Corporation
Fairfield Processing Corporation is widely known for Poly-fil, the original and most resilient polyester fiberfill available, along with a vast assortment of battings for quilting and upholstery, polyurethane foams, pillow inserts, and fabrics. The company also provides contract manufacturing services for industrial and consumer products companies. For more, visit