Foam Supplies Inc. marks 45th year in business

Family-owned Foam Supplies Inc., with headquarters in Earth City, Missouri, is celebrating its founding 45 years ago by David Keske, the father of current company president Todd Keske. Although the company got its start in rigid foams, FSI has long been a supplier of the blowing agents and flexible polyurethane foam systems used in the […]

UPACO’s new glue gun SprayClean is money saver

UPACO’s new glue gun SprayClean is money saver

UPACO Adhesives, a division of Worthen Industries Inc., with headquarters in Nashua, New Hampshire, has introduced SprayClean, an applicator gun for water-based adhesives that virtually eliminates overspray adhesive fog. The new glue gun does not need compressed air to operate or to atomize the adhesive. In eliminating overspray, SprayClean enables “mattress manufacturers to save money […]

More choice with Masias rolled pillow and quilt line

More choice with Masias rolled pillow and quilt line

Machinery supplier Masias Maquinaria SL, with headquarters in Girona, Spain, has created the dual, patented Comfort Line for rolled pillows and quilts. It consists of two systems combined into one, the Masias Rollpillow production line and the Q-connect quilt-production system. The line launched at Interzum Cologne in May, and following the show, Masias shot a […]

William Redmond Jr. joins Innocor as president and CEO

Innocor Inc., a supplier of flexible polyurethane foam components and finished products, has named William Redmond Jr. president and chief executive officer. Redmond succeeds Carol Eicher, who now serves as nonexecutive chair of the board of directors and continues to play an important role in the strategic direction of the Red Bank, New Jersey-based company. […]

New bed topper packer at C3 Corp. addresses direct-to-consumer market

New bed topper packer at C3 Corp. addresses direct-to-consumer market

C3 Corp., a machinery and engineering services supplier headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, released a new equipment model for the mattress topper industry earlier this year. The TC9513 Topper Roll Cage System roll packs foam toppers as thick as 4 inches and as dense as 4 pounds into a 15-inch-by-15-inch sleeve, the company said in a news […]

8 essential strategies for achieving a business that endures

8 essential strategies for achieving a business that endures

BY JILL JOHNSON Everyone who starts or leads a business dreams of passing it along to the next generation. But few are successful in making it happen. Every year, countless businesses and organizations fail. Excuses are made and fingers are pointed. Long-term success takes more than hard work and a little luck. Leaders and entrepreneurs […]

Have insomnia? Try exercise

Have insomnia? Try exercise

People with insomnia may be inclined to reach for a pill, but science has another answer — exercise. “There has been more and more research in the last decade showing exercise can reduce insomnia,” says Kelly Glazer Baron, clinical psychologist at Rush University in Chicago in a May 30 article on CNN.com. “In one study […]

New treatment for ADHD uses wakefulness drug

New treatment for ADHD uses wakefulness drug

A new clinical trial has shown promise in treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, with a drug commonly used for narcolepsy and excessive daytime sleepiness. In the trial, Eric Konofal of Robert-Debré Hospital in Paris and his colleagues gave 85 adults with ADHD the drug mazindol, which works as a stimulant to keep people awake, or a […]

Sleep apnea played a role in actress Carrie Fisher’s death

Sleep apnea played a role in actress Carrie Fisher’s death

The coroner’s report on actress Carrie Fisher’s cause of death has gotten a great deal of media attention and made people more aware of a potentially life-threatening sleep disorder called sleep apnea. While the exact cause is labeled as undetermined, the coroner noted sleep apnea and a combination of other factors contributed to her death […]

MRC issues 2016 California Annual Report, shows Bye Bye Mattress program success

MRC issues 2016 California Annual Report, shows Bye Bye Mattress program success

In its inaugural California Annual Report, the Mattress Recycling Council reported it diverted 955,059 units and more than 29 million pounds of material from landfills in 2016. Approximately 40% of the mattresses collected for recycling were obtained from retailers and other large-volume users such as hospitals, hotels and universities. The remaining 60% came from the […]

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