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Mattress manufacturing: Power of prevention

Mattress manufacturing: Power of prevention

Maintaining machinery now saves time and money later BY GARY JAMES What one action do all mattress producers need to take to keep their mattress manufacturing equipment in good working order? Implement a robust program of preventive…

1966-1990: The mattress industry and ‘the challenge of change’

1966-1990: The mattress industry and ‘the challenge of change’

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part I (main feature) of the third installment Flammability regulations, computers, waterbeds and more arrive BY JULIE A. PALM When organizers of the mattress industry’s annual convention were coming…

1966-1990: New directions for mattress industry public relations

1966-1990: New directions for mattress industry public relations

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part II of the third installment Mattress industry drops obsession with size, focuses more on sleep BY JULIE A. PALM When this era began, the industry’s public relations efforts…

1966-1990: Advent of three-day holiday weekends bolsters mattress sales

1966-1990: Advent of three-day holiday weekends bolsters mattress sales

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part III of the third installment Uniform Monday Holiday Act brings sales, promotional opportunities BY JULIE A. PALM The mattress industry counts on three-day holiday weekends sprinkled throughout the…

1966-1990: Mattress industry enters computer age

1966-1990: Mattress industry enters computer age

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part IV of the third installment PCs, microprocessors improve efficiency, productivity, profitability of mattress industry BY JULIE A. PALM By the late 1960s, computers—though not quite what we think of…

1966-1990: Sealy Inc., Ohio-Sealy duke it out over sales territory, pricing

1966-1990: Sealy Inc., Ohio-Sealy duke it out over sales territory, pricing

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part V of the third installment The Sealy wars erupt: Sealy Inc., Ohio-Sealy duke it out over sales territory, pricing BY JULIE A. PALM If there was a single…

1966-1990: Out with the old

1966-1990: Out with the old

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part VI of the third installment Industry works to keep used mattresses out of circulation BY JULIE A. PALM With the nation’s first statewide mattress recycling law taking effect…

1966-1990: Waterbeds make waves

1966-1990: Waterbeds make waves

The International Sleep Products Association’s first 100 years—Part VII of the third installment Product trends of the time: Waterbeds make waves, latex supplies dry up and more BY JULIE A. PALM Splash down! Constructed and advertised in…

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Yogabed mattress sold directly to consumers

Yogabed mattress sold directly to consumers

Online mattress retailer bends traditional manufacturing and selling methods to reach today’s shoppers BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Just eight months old, Yogabed is one of the latest entries into the mattress industry’s rapidly expanding consumer-direct category. Although the…

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Sleeping pills may increase risk of car accidents

A new study reports that sleeping pills, even…

7 tips for sleeping on a plane

Before you board a plane, read these tips…

Sleep regulating gene found

And more sleep research news A recent study…

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Bed Guru Launches sleek new website

Online mattress retailer Bed Guru (BedGuru.co.uk), has launched…

Infographic: Sealy and UNC School of Medicine offer back-to-school sleep tips

The Sealy mattress brand partnered with the University…

Kingsdown lauded as manufacturer

Mattress maker Kingsdown Inc., with headquarters in Mebane,…

Newsmakers »

Talalay Global elevates Gober to EVP

Latex supplier Talalay Global has promoted Jeff Gober…

Jones Family of Companies centralizes operations under Butler

The Jones Family of Companies, with headquarters in…

Brown takes on expanded role at Symbol Mattress

Symbol Mattress has promoted Mike Brown to regional…

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House passes bill to prevent tariffs on mattresses

In June, the U.S. House of Representatives passed…

May mattress sales continue steady growth

Mattress sales increased by 2.4% in May when…

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