Spring Air International, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has rejoined the International Sleep Products Association, the bedding industry trade group headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia.
The move is a key component of the mattress licensing group’s strategy to re-engage the brand in the important issues affecting the bedding industry, said Spring Air President Nick Bates. “We are a leading brand in our industry, and we could no longer have our voice missing from some of the most important conversations and policy-making initiatives that ISPA tackles. Our licensees shared our desire to rejoin the group, particularly because of our brand’s historic relationship with ISPA.”
Prior to 2008, the former Spring Air licensing group was very active within ISPA, and its president, Jim Nation, served a term as ISPA chair. (Read more about the company, the brand and its history in the March 2018 profile of Spring Air by Gary James.)
“We are excited to welcome Spring Air International back into ISPA and look forward to its increased participation. We share Nick’s desire to assure that leading brands, like Spring Air, have a seat at the table with their peers to participate in the most important discussions and decisions affecting our industry,” said ISPA President Ryan Trainer.
The Spring Air brand was originally founded in 1926. It has seven licensing partners in the United States and is manufactured and sold in more than 40 countries through a network of international licensees.