Therapedic inks licensing deals

Licensing group Therapedic International has signed a deal with licensee Winco Inc. to expand Winco’s distribution of Therapedic products to include all of Texas. Winco also services Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri and Oklahoma.

Haleyville, Ala.–based Winco is servicing the region through a plant in Carrollton, Texas, that it recently purchased. Winco is owned and operated by Carroll Moran, who also owns Corsicana Bedding.

“We are especially pleased to have Winco expand its Therapedic operation,” said Gerry Borreggine, president and chief executive officer of Princeton, N.J.–based Therapedic. “It’s a strong endorsement of our program and an affirmation of its adaptability by independent entrepreneurs—either small or large operations—such as Winco.”

“What Therapedic is doing fits our plans,” Moran said. “The new factory will operate as a dual license.” The Carrollton plant was owned by the former Spring Air Co. and will again produce Spring Air brand products because Winco has acquired the Texas license from the new Spring Air International.

The addition of the newest Winco facility gives Therapedic 13 factories in the United States. The company also operates a large network of international licensees. It recently signed a licensing agreement with Tlaquepaque, Mexico–based manufacturer Artaban International to manufacturer and distribute Therapedic products in Mexico.

“We are pleased to join the team of a top bedding brand,” said Alejandro Rodriquez–Gamboa, Artaban president.