Colchones Wendy consolidates manufacturing, expands sales territory

Colchones Wendy consolidates manufacturing, expands sales territory

Mexican mattress maker growing company from family roots BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Having survived more than six decades of cyclical economic upheavals by adhering to conservative financial practices, Mexican mattress manufacturer Colchones Wendy is well-positioned, company executives believe, to take advantage of an improving economic climate. By consolidating manufacturing into one location, expanding sales territory and […]

Boyd banks on Heritage Home brands

Boyd banks on Heritage Home brands

With their latest reinvention, company executives eye 20% annual sales increase BRIEFLY Company Boyd Specialty Sleep Headquarters St. Louis Specialty The Boyd Group includes Boyd Specialty Sleep, The Bedroom Store and Blue Magic. Boyd Specialty Sleep manufactures and imports latex and memory foam mattresses, waterbeds, airbeds and related accessories. The Bedroom Store chain sells sleep […]

At Supreme Quilting, constant reinvention keeps the business coming in

At Supreme Quilting, constant reinvention keeps the business coming in

Crossing border creates unprecedented growth—and challenges Supreme Quilting, a Toronto-based supplier of mattress covers and roll quilting, is banking on highly efficient production practices and an unrelenting commitment to quality to secure its position as a favored provider to mattress manufacturers throughout North America. Company executives also believe that a focus on controlled, steady growth […]

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

Front and center: constant innovation, customer needs As executives at Starsprings expand the company’s reach in Europe and South America, they remain committed to providing innovative products to the industries they serve. Guided by market research, this Swedish manufacturer of spring units continues to challenge itself to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art products that address real needs […]

Innovation drives mattress industry supplier NCFI Polyurethanes

Innovation drives mattress industry supplier NCFI Polyurethanes

Family-owned business pioneers the way Mattress-industry supplier NCFI Polyurethanes was among the first in the business to manufacture flexible and rigid polyurethane foams 50 years ago. The Mount Airy, North Carolina-based company was founded in 1964 as North Carolina Foam Industries when Dr. Harris W. “Ace” Bradley and Barnhardt Mfg. Co., represented by Jacob O. Barnhardt, […]

Born into bedding

Born into bedding

Drawing lessons from the past, family businesses look boldly to the future BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Family businesses fuel the economy of the United States. They produce 60% of its gross domestic product and account for fully 40% of all Fortune 500 companies. Historically, these businesses also have been the engine that drove the bedding industry. […]

PranaSleep: Zen and the art of Talalay

PranaSleep: Zen and the art of Talalay

PranaSleep blends quality and yoga-themed branding to create luxury latex sleep systems Over the course of the last year, PranaSleep, a manufacturer of luxury Talalay latex mattresses, has begun to evolve into the national brand that Stephen Schiller, founder and chief executive officer, envisioned almost 10 years ago. This expansion of the Bonita Springs, Florida-based […]

Fourth generation at A. Lava & Son takes family business to the next level

Fourth generation at A. Lava & Son takes family business to the next level

Over the last three years, A. Lava & Son, a 98-year-old family-owned business with strong ties to the bedding industry, has dramatically increased its capacity, added significantly to its work force and upgraded its manufacturing technology. This robust expansion is part of the company’s strategy for increasing its importance to bedding manufacturers, while setting the […]

Keeping things moving at Customatic Adjustable Bedz

Keeping things moving at Customatic Adjustable Bedz

Bedding industry execs create innovative, value-priced products BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Customatic Adjustable Bedz is a young company driven by the professional expertise of two bedding industry veterans who have committed themselves to offering innovative, value-priced products to the rapidly expanding adjustable bed market. Co-founded in 2010 by Phil McCarty and Phil Sherman, the Natick, Massachusetts-based […]

Growing naturally at Latex Global

Growing naturally at Latex Global

When George M. Mathew, president of Latex Global, left a thriving sales and marketing career with a large electronics security company to enter the mattress industry, he was certain of only two things: He believed that the market for certified organic and natural bedding was growing in North America, and he knew where to source […]