Spencerville, Ohio-Flexible Foam Products Inc. of Spencerville has greatly expanded its exposure in the southern US states with the purchase of two former Vitafoam Inc. facilities in High Point, North Carolina, and Tupelo, Mississippi.Flexible Foam took over the two facilities in December and January, rehiring the workers and continuing operations, according to John Stepleton, a company spokesman.The High Point assets were purchased in early January and all 75 employees were rehired. It is currently producing polyurethane products. The Tupelo facility was taken over in December and employs 110.These acquisitions mark continued expansion for Flexible Foam, which took over a fabrication plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in November 2005. Earlier, in April 2005, the company also opened a facility in Longview, Washington.Flexible Foam makes polyurethane foam for the furniture, bedding, packaging, floor covering and automotive industries. The business is part of Spencerville-based Ohio Decorated Products Inc. Vitafoam Inc. was formerly owned by British Vita plc, which was taken private in June 2005, by TPG Spring Ltd. and Spring SAS, companies formed with funds from Texas Pacific Group, a venture capital group. Another facility formerly owned by Vitafoam in Greensboro, North Carolina, is now known as Olympic Products, but the company did not return calls. While the two plants bought by Felxible Foam had a focus on making and converting slabstock foam for Furniture, Bedding and Packaging, the Greensboro unit specialised in automotive and technical uses of flexible polyurethane foam, in addition to making foam for bedding ."