Fresno, California-based bed maker Pleasant Mattress Inc. shipped the first McRoskey mattresses from its factory earlier this year following acquisition of the brand in late 2018.
The McRoskey line now is being built by a dedicated team of six specially trained craftspeople in a stand-alone, 25,000-square-foot factory on Pleasant’s Fresno campus, according to a company news release.
“It was critical for our team to understand every nuance involved in the making of the McRoskey line, so we intentionally took our time as we shifted production from San Francisco to our campus in Fresno,” said Rion Morgenstern, president and chief executive officer of Pleasant Mattress. “McRoskey has a rich, 120-year heritage in the luxury market that we have to build upon as we broaden the brand’s geographic reach.”
McRoskey mattresses are built differently than Pleasant’s traditional mattresses because they incorporate an abundance of layered materials, such as wool, polyester, cotton and Talalay latex that are stacked — not glued — together, the news release said.
Pleasant Mattress owns the production, marketing and distribution rights to the brand, but the retail division was not part of the transaction. McRoskey’s three retail stores in the San Francisco Bay Area received the initial shipments from the Fresno factory.
Morgenstern said the factory transition began after the acquisition when a Pleasant Mattress team went to McRoskey’s San Francisco factory to work with its production team and learn how to build beds to McRoskey’s specifications. Production equipment was moved in December from the San Francisco factory to Fresno.