Serta Simmons Expands Manufacturing Footprint, Matches Retailers’ Ad Spending

Mattress manufacturing major Serta Simmons Bedding LLC is investing more than $100 million in new manufacturing plants and a multiyear advertising strategy, according to a news release from the Atlanta-based company.  In 2017, Serta Simmons will add four large facilities to its existing network of more than 30 plants. The buildings are complete and the […]

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

Supply-Side Economics: 10 Strategies for Building and Maintaining Profitable, Lasting Partnerships with Your Suppliers

BY JULIE A. PALM Quick! Name the people most vital to your company’s success. Did you say your employees? Yes, definitely important. Customers? Of course. But what about your suppliers? They may not have jumped immediately to mind, but whether your business thrives or withers is rooted in your relationship with your suppliers. If  “suppliers” wasn’t your […]

Industry Veteran Ray Malkiewicz Dies

Industry Veteran Ray Malkiewicz Dies

Mattress manufacturing veteran Ray Malkiewicz died Feb 19, at his home in Escondido, California, surrounded by his family. He was 84 and had suffered several complications following a stroke. Retired since 2009, Malkiewicz spent more than a half century in the sleep products industry. He began his career with Simmons Bedding Co. as a sales […]

New Entity Visionary Sleep Acquires 3 Restonic Mattress Plants

MATTRESS INDUSTRY NEWS RELEASE News release written by Restonic and published, unedited, by BedTimes Buffalo, New York – Jan. 9, 2017: A definitive purchase agreement between Alliance Sleep (Buffalo), Jackson Mattress (Fayetteville) and Sleep Products (New Albany) and Bob Sherman, Barbara Bradford, Jay Patel and Laurie Tokarz principals of Visionary Sleep has been finalized. The […]

Parts Supplier Jumpsource Getting into Machinery, too

Parts Supplier Jumpsource Getting into Machinery, too

Jumpsource’s joint venture with Union Special delivers more sewing equipment to mattress industry BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Jumpsource, a supplier of “original-quality” replacement parts for machinery used in a variety of industries, is expanding its international distribution and forming logical partnerships to create a solid platform for the growth company executives want to see in the […]

Quin Global TensorGrip Adhesives Target Mattresses

Quin Global TensorGrip Adhesives Target Mattresses

Spray-Canister, Quick-Curing Adhesives Omaha, Nebraska-based adhesives supplier Quin Global US has launched a range of TensorGrip spray-canister, solvent-based adhesives for mattress manufacturing. The company said the TensorGrip range of products, which include both web and mist spray products, is suitable for polyurethane foams of many densities, memory foam, gel foam and fabrics. TensorGrip remedies such problems […]

Mattress Manufacturing Reinvented

Mattress Manufacturing Reinvented

From factory floor to finished product, how the digital age is transforming the mattress industry BY GARY JAMES BedTimes spoke with a broad cross section of the industry to uncover how advances in digital technology are impacting the design and manufacturing of today’s sleep products. And we have plenty to report. New research and development […]

BedTimes Is an Indispensable Resource For Mattress Manufacturers

BedTimes Is an Indispensable Resource For Mattress Manufacturers

Here at BedTimesMagazine.com, we have a library of stories that are invaluable resources for mattress manufacturers, helping you stay abreast of critical topics affecting the mattress industry, and make informed decisions about your business. Find stories such as these: “The Fractured Landscape of Chemical Regulation”: What you need to know about tighter restrictions on the use, labeling and reporting of chemicals […]

Today’s Adhesives For Mattress Manufacturing Are Easier, Faster, Stronger

Today’s Adhesives For Mattress Manufacturing Are Easier, Faster, Stronger

Seal of approval BY BETH ENGLISH AND JASON SCHNEIDER When it comes to putting a mattress together, adhesives play an essential role in making things stick. But, in recent years, changes in mattress construction have required adhesives to change their tack. Mattress components now are more varied than ever and bed makers have come to […]

Intercoil to Add Manufacturing in Saudi Arabia

Mideast manufacturing and retailing major Intercoil International, with headquarters in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, announced it will expand its manufacturing footprint with a new plant in Dammam, Saudi Arabia. The 75,000-square-foot facility is expected to open in the first quarter of 2016, and will include a fully equipped research and development lab. Intercoil currently operates […]

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