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On March 20, mattress manufacturer and retailer Brooklyn Bedding reached out with a news release and through social media offering its services to government and health officials fighting the pandemic. The company operates a state-of-the-art, vertically integrated mattress production facility at its headquarters in Phoenix.
Chief Executive Officer John Merwin said, “(We’re) in a unique position to help Americans, to provide viable solutions at this very critical time in our history. We have set up a product page at BrooklynBedding.com for orders on-demand and can produce up to thousands of (medical) mattresses a day, shipped to any destination in the country. As a Phoenix-based company, we’ve committed to free mattress delivery to hospitals and government agencies within our valley and have negotiated discounted rates, nationwide, for full semi-truckload deliveries. At this time, we are also producing masks for the State of Arizona as well as essential workers in our region. We continue to support the trucking industry with sleeper cab beds during this incredibly demanding period.
“The American spirit is in our DNA: We’re American dreamed, American owned and American made. This is the greatest challenge our country has faced since World War II — we’re (rolling) up our sleeves and (doing) our part.”