News release: Ortho Mattress Retools Arizona Factory to Produce Masks

The non-N95 masks are for customers and the general public in Los Angeles and Phoenix

Los Angeles – April 3, 2020 — Ortho Mattress, one of California’s largest mattress companies, today announced it has reconfigured a factory in Phoenix, Arizona and is now producing 1,000 non-medical facemasks per day for essential workers. It is shipping to its hospitality customers this week and will begin shipping to needy customers next week for the cost of shipping only. These non-N-95-rated masks are not for healthcare workers but to meet ever increasing demand by local officials for everyone to wear masks in public.

In a press conference on April 2, Mayor Eric Garcetti pleaded for residents to wear protective masks and Dr. Sanjay Gupta, neurosurgeon, explained that the virus can spread through talking or breathing, even when social distancing.

“Our heart went out to our customers in hospitality for the immediate need to protect their workers, and we now are embracing this call to action to support others in our community,” said Ken Karmin, CEO of Ortho Mattress. “Mayor Garcetti’s plea that people should wear a protective face covering made us realize the imperative to step up our efforts to reduce the spread of the coronavirus to the best of our abilities. It’s a small step, but a needed one that we were happy to make because we’re truly all in this together.”

Ortho Mattress will take orders on its website ( starting on Monday, April 6. It will prioritize at risk customers, such as essential workers and senior citizens.

About Ortho Mattress

Ortho Mattress is proud American manufacturer headquartered in Cerritos, Calif. Founded in 1957, Ortho Mattress today has the most mattress stores throughout Southern California. The company offers a wide array of factory-direct mattresses including its Ortho Doctor Doctor-Preferred mattress brand. 

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