Southerland Buys Tualatin

Mattress manufacturer Southerland Inc., with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, has purchased the family-held regional bed maker Tualatin Sleep Products in Tualatin, Oregon. Both companies are licensees of the Englander brand.

According to a news release, the acquisition of Tualatin gives Southerland coverage in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, helping the company further its efforts to achieve nationwide distribution.

“This acquisition will allow us to better service existing customers in the Northwest while enhancing our reach into the region,” said Bryan Smith, Southerland president and chief executive officer. “Tualatin Sleep is a great addition to the Southerland family, and its commitment to quality and service syncs nicely with the way we do business.”

The 70,000-square-foot plant will produce the Southerland product lineup and the Englander brand, as well as be a distribution point for Southerland’s exclusive adjustable base collection.

John Hagglund, president of Tualatin and a former company principal, will continue with the business as Southerland’s regional vice president of sales for the Northwest.

“Our group is thrilled with the acquisition by Southerland,” Hagglund said. “We’ve been affiliated with the company through our work with Englander and think highly of its management team, product quality and corporate ethos.”

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

With the Tualatin purchase, Southerland has product distribution in 43 states and operates more than 480,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehouse space at seven facilities in five states — Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon and Tennessee. All products are delivered to retailers via Southerland’s wholly-owned transportation company.