All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

All About Mattress Protectors and Sheets

BY JULIE A. PALM Changing business formulas afford manufacturers of protectors and sheets growth opportunities for production, marketing and sales With new players emerging and long-time producers changing their strategies…

Achieving Transportation Excellence

Achieving Transportation Excellence

BY GARY JAMES Industry members and shipping companies share insights A growing driver shortage. Rising diesel fuel costs. New federal government requirements that limit driver flexibility and delay deliveries. Increasing…

How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

How to Attract Top Talent? Avoid These Hiring Pitfalls

BY LIN GRENSING-POPHAL Craft a candidate experience that keeps potential employees engaged from start to finish Even in a tough economy, finding skilled workers can be difficult. In any economic…

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Industry Sales Veteran Boyd Dies

Retired textile sales executive Gary Douglas Boyd died Oct. 15. He was 72 and a resident of Greenville, Texas. Boyd spent more than 40…

The Bed Store Names Chief Operating Officer

The Bed Store Names Chief Operating Officer

The Bed Store, a seven-store sleep shop chain in eastern Tennessee, has hired David Kent as its first chief operating officer. With extensive management…

Purple Mattress Brand Appoints E-commerce Veteran

Purple Mattress Brand Appoints E-commerce Veteran

Purple Innovation Inc., maker and marketer of the Purple mattress and bedding brand and owner of the bed’s patented Hyper-Elastic Polymer technology, has hired…

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Wright Global Graphics Gets Creative

Wright Global Graphics Gets Creative

Family-run business Wright Global Graphics thrives on “thinking up fresh ways to do things” BY GARY JAMES When Wright of Thomasville opened its doors for business in 1961,…

A Fashion Flair for Bedding

Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Big Changes

Harrison Spinks wants to revolutionize bedding

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A Love Letter for Sleep

Dear short sleepers, So many of you are in the news these days. And I’m…

The Open Road

The Open Road

BY BETH ENGLISH “I think I might have heard the highway call” — James Taylor,…