Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Canadian company Foamco Industries enjoying robust growth just two years after devastating fire. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Two years after a fire destroyed its manufacturing facility and cast serious doubt on the survival of the company itself, Foamco Industries has come roaring back. Executives of the Concord, Ontario-based company credit lessons learned while managing the crisis […]

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Indonesian mattress major Massindo Group lays out plans to expand. BY BARBARA NELLES Jeffri Massie has a winning smile, an easygoing manner—and a lot of responsibility. He is president director of Massindo Group, a large mattress producer and retailer headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. In January, Massie was in the United States attending the Winter Las […]

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Family-owned mattress manufacturer established by Jeff and Mark Quinn, Lance and Neil Ellman, brings venerable U.K. bed brand to U.S. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Sibose LLC, a company founded by four mattress industry veterans to bring the Spink & Edgar brand from the United Kingdom to the United States, has begun placing its luxury beds with […]

Malouf Company Culture Fuels Growth

Malouf Company Culture Fuels Growth

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB BRIEFLY Company Malouf Specialty Bed linens, pillows and sleep accessories. The company’s goal is to meet the individualized needs of all types of sleepers. Founded Malouf was started in 2003 by Sam and Kacie Malouf. A sheet-shopping expedition led them to begin sourcing overstocks and overruns of European bed linens through a […]

Licensing, Technology Contribute to Bedding Industries of America Growth

Licensing, Technology Contribute to Bedding Industries of America Growth

Successful sales and a papal visit make for a memorable year BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB It’s been a banner year for mattress manufacturer and licensor Bedding Industries of America. The North Brunswick, New Jersey-based company is preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its flagship Eastman House brand, saw significant gains in sales for both its core […]

Imperial Bedding Builds Reputation on Retailer Service

Imperial Bedding Builds Reputation on Retailer Service

Regional mattress producer concentrates on quality BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB After surviving the economic pressures of the Great Recession, Imperial Bedding Co., an independent mattress manufacturer in Huntington, West Virginia, is focusing on diversifying its product line and expanding its retail base. It will continue to position itself, however, as an important regional source for the […]

Spindle Mattress Lifting Up Latex

Spindle Mattress Lifting Up Latex

Mattress manufacturer and retailer wants its key mattress components to rival memory foam BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB When Neal Van Patten founded Spindle Mattress in 2013, he had two goals clearly in mind. His first aim was to produce high-quality latex beds that could be sold at lower price points than have long been the norm […]

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 online company is young, its founders have positioned it for growth and longevity. They are convinced that Yogabed and […]

MurMaid Mattress navigates changing waters

MurMaid Mattress navigates changing waters

Factory direct has a history of plunging into new endeavors BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB MurMaid Mattress, a multifaceted company that manufactures beds for its own retail stores and other customers, has followed a path of strategic reinvention since its founding 36 years ago. Course corrections in response to changing market conditions and consumer buying habits have spurred […]

GoodBed.com helps consumers find right bed

GoodBed.com helps consumers find right bed

Online resource is tool for shoppers—but also manufacturers and retailers BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Michael Magnuson is a man with a mission. Magnuson is the founder and chief executive officer of Revv Media LLC, which publishes GoodBed.com, a multifaceted, online mattress review site designed to demystify the process of buying beds. Magnuson’s goal, he says, is […]