How a Hot Shower Gives You Sweet Dreams

How a Hot Shower Gives You Sweet Dreams

Move over warm milk. There’s another way to help people drift off at night. To improve your sleep, experts recommend taking a hot shower before bed, according to a Feb. 21 article on Time.com. In the past, people have been advised to take warm baths to help them wind down from the day. A shower […]

Ventex Adds Rick Conely to New Sales Manager Position

Ventex Inc. has named Rick Conely national sales manager, a newly created position for the Ashburn, Virginia-based supplier of fire barriers for mattresses and upholstered furniture. In his position, Conely is responsible for Ventex sales in the United States and internationally. He reports to the company’s president, Harrison Murphy. Most recently, Conely was regional sales […]

Chris Baker Announced as New Corsicana Mattress Co. CEO

Corsicana Mattress Co., a major producer of promotional and moderately priced mattresses based in Corsicana, Texas, has named Chris Baker chief executive officer. He succeeds Mark Kuchenrither, who left the company earlier this year after serving as CEO for the past year. Baker, previously on Corsicana’s board of directors, is charged with executing the company’s […]

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture, the cut-and-sew division of Montreal-based mattress ticking manufacturer Maxime Knitting, has been selected to participate in the SME Passport program, which helps small and medium-sized businesses increase their exports. The 18-month program, offered by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Quebec International, provides financial analysis, expert advice, training and networking to […]

L&P’s Global Systems Group Adds Waste-exit Machinery

L&P’s Global Systems Group Adds Waste-exit Machinery

Leggett & Platt Inc.’s machinery division, Global Systems Group, based in Carthage, Missouri, has partnered with Denmark-based Waste-exit in the distribution of waste-management solutions. Global Systems Group now is the global sales agent for Waste-exit’s material waste handling systems that are sold to bedding makers. Nearly any mattress manufacturing machine can be retro-fitted to use […]

Attention Mattress Makers: Here’s the Most Important Survey You’ll Take This Year

Attention Mattress Makers: Here’s the Most Important Survey You’ll Take This Year

How does your company’s operating and financial performance compare with mattress industry averages? Is your company as profitable as it could be? How can you control costs and increase efficiency? You’ll find answers in the International Sleep Products Association’s Cost Survey. This important benchmarking study is your key to: Pinpointing strengths and weaknesses in your business […]

Get More Replies with This Email Closer

Get More Replies with This Email Closer

It turns out, your mother was right. A little gratitude goes a long way—especially when it comes to email. Boomerang, makers of an email plug-in, analyzed more than 350,000 email threads to see which closing garnered the highest response rate. Emails that closed with some form of “thank you” pulled in the highest response rates […]

U.S. Cities with the Youngest and Oldest Workforces

U.S. Cities with the Youngest and Oldest Workforces

How has the metropolitan workforce in U.S. cities changed in the past 15 years? CareerBuilder.com, an employment services website, recently released a study that explores employment trends for the 100 most populated U.S. cities, tracking how the numbers of workers ages 22 to 34 and 55 and older have changed between 2001 and 2016. The […]

Overwhelmed? 5 Steps to Make Your To-do List Manageable

Overwhelmed? 5 Steps to Make Your To-do List Manageable

Sometimes your workload seems impossible. Kat Boogaard offers these five tips on Inc.com to get your to-do list under control. 1. Prioritize. Prioritization is almost always step one. Boogaard recommends creating a matrix by drawing a square and dividing it into four sections. On the left, label the two boxes “urgent” and “not urgent.” At the […]

4th-Quarter Mattress Sales Down, Revenues Up

4th-Quarter Mattress Sales Down, Revenues Up

U.S. mattress sales dipped in the fourth quarter of 2016, compared with the same three-month period in 2015, according to Bedding Market Quarterly, a sales trend report published by the International Sleep Products Association. Mattress sales and foundations decreased by 2.5%, yet wholesale revenues increased by 4.3%, compared with the same quarter last year. The […]