Starsprings celebrates 100th anniversary with series of events

Innerspring supplier Starsprings AB, headquartered in Herrljunga, Sweden, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this month. The company is marking the anniversary with a series of events throughout the year, including a celebration for all employees and other surprises for staff and customers. Starsprings traces its roots to March 1, 1918, when founder Eric Stjerna formed […]

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Sibose — Sleep Is Better On Spink & Edgar

Family-owned mattress manufacturer established by Jeff and Mark Quinn, Lance and Neil Ellman, brings venerable U.K. bed brand to U.S. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Sibose LLC, a company founded by four mattress industry veterans to bring the Spink & Edgar brand from the United Kingdom to the United States, has begun placing its luxury beds with […]

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

At family-owned Starsprings, new ideas flow in the DNA

Front and center: constant innovation, customer needs As executives at Starsprings expand the company’s reach in Europe and South America, they remain committed to providing innovative products to the industries they serve. Guided by market research, this Swedish manufacturer of spring units continues to challenge itself to bring high-quality, state-of-the-art products that address real needs […]

Should your company be on YouTube?

Here’s the setup: Three college guys are on a 600–mile road trip to Daytona Beach, Fla., for spring break. The student in back mentions casually that he has brought along a bard. His friends up front peer around and see two Elizabethan–looking musicians with a tambourine and recorder. “A bard?” they ask. “Yeah,” says the […]

FR standard: Coming down to the wire

By Karl Kunkel The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission wrote the 16 CFR Part 1633 open–flame standard and its compliance officers are responsible for enforcing it, beginning July 1. The open–flame standard applies to every mattress and bed set sold in the United States, regardless of where it is manufactured. At recent flammability SHOPtalks sponsored […]

Joseph L. Carman III dies, and more newsmakers

Bedding industry veteran Joseph L. Carman III died Sept. 5 in Tacoma, Wash., after a long illness. He was 80. The Carman family is one of the oldest in the mattress business, having founded Pacific Mattress Co. in the late 1890s. Carman joined the family business, by then called Carman Manufacturing Co., after tours of […]

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