Achieving Transportation Excellence: Tips, Tools and Tactics

Achieving Transportation Excellence: Tips, Tools and Tactics

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 Veteran Owen Shoemaker Retires

Industry Veteran Owen Shoemaker Retires

Owen Shoemaker, chief operating officer of Willowbrook, Illinois-based mattress maker King Koil, retired Aug. 31 after nearly a decade with the brand and 40…

Southerland Recruits Sales and Operations Veterans

Southerland Recruits Sales and Operations Veterans

Mattress maker Southerland Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, has created a new vice president position and named a new plant manager. Greg Wanninger, who…

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Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Big Changes

Blue Bell Mattress Welcomes Big Changes

BY GARY JAMES New ownership, strategic partnerships and expanded manufacturing capacity set stage for growth Heading toward its centennial in 10 years, East Windsor, Connecticut-based Blue Bell Mattress…

Harrison Spinks wants to revolutionize bedding

Flex Group: The look of luxury

Sleep EZ finds long-term success with latex

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Feeling Blue

Feeling Blue

Researchers have known for a while that blue light from screens discourages sleep. Now…

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The Open Road

The Open Road

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