Glideaway Sets Fresh Targets as It Soars into Future

Glideaway Sets Fresh Targets as It Soars into Future

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Family-owned company opening new markets, adding bedding veterans From the start, innovation and reinvention have driven growth at Glideaway, a St. Louis-based manufacturer and distributor of mattresses, bed frames and other sleep products. Three generations of the Fredman family have kept a careful eye on shifts in the bedding market, company executives […]

E-commerce Pioneer BedInABox Evolving

E-commerce Pioneer BedInABox Evolving

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Producer/retailer meeting challenges new competitors bring BedInABox LLC, a pioneer in the rapidly growing online market for mattresses, is restructuring its management team, refining its product line, expanding its brick-and-mortar dealer base and reaching into international markets to maintain strength in the face of ever-increasing competition. The Johnson City, Tennessee-based company also […]

Relief Bed International Gives Scott Smalling New Purpose

Relief Bed International Gives Scott Smalling New Purpose

Relief Bed International designed to provide sleep products to consumers—and those in need BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB At 49, Scott Smalling has moved through more chapters in his life than most people do in an entire lifetime. Now the founder of Relief Bed International and managing member of Relief Products LLC, Smalling began his career at […]

Acquisitions, Innovations Fuel MPT Group Growth

Acquisitions, Innovations Fuel MPT Group Growth

U.K.’s largest machinery mattress supplier looking to North America for major expansion BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB MPT Group Ltd., a machinery supplier to the mattress industry based in Bacup, England, is leveraging its reputation for creating innovative equipment and the current success of its Infinity Sleep Support System to expand its global reach and fuel future […]

A.H. Beard Pty. Ltd. Thrives on Family Tradition

A.H. Beard Pty. Ltd. Thrives on Family Tradition

Australian mattress maker A.H. Beard eyes international growth for its high-end bedding lines BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Deeply rooted in Australian history, A.H. Beard Pty. Ltd. is a 116-year-old family business with a broad reach and a global perspective. Having secured its place as a leader in Australia’s high-end bedding market, the company is building a […]

Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Foamco Industries Emerges Like Phoenix

Canadian company Foamco Industries enjoying robust growth just two years after devastating fire. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Two years after a fire destroyed its manufacturing facility and cast serious doubt on the survival of the company itself, Foamco Industries has come roaring back. Executives of the Concord, Ontario-based company credit lessons learned while managing the crisis […]

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Massindo Group—No Man Is an Archipelago

Indonesian mattress major Massindo Group lays out plans to expand. BY BARBARA NELLES Jeffri Massie has a winning smile, an easygoing manner—and a lot of responsibility. He is president director of Massindo Group, a large mattress producer and retailer headquartered in Jakarta, Indonesia. In January, Massie was in the United States attending the Winter Las […]

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 […]

Malouf Company Culture Fuels Growth

Malouf Company Culture Fuels Growth

BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB BRIEFLY Company Malouf Specialty Bed linens, pillows and sleep accessories. The company’s goal is to meet the individualized needs of all types of sleepers. Founded Malouf was started in 2003 by Sam and Kacie Malouf. A sheet-shopping expedition led them to begin sourcing overstocks and overruns of European bed linens through a […]

Licensing, Technology Contribute to Bedding Industries of America Growth

Licensing, Technology Contribute to Bedding Industries of America Growth

Successful sales and a papal visit make for a memorable year BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB It’s been a banner year for mattress manufacturer and licensor Bedding Industries of America. The North Brunswick, New Jersey-based company is preparing to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its flagship Eastman House brand, saw significant gains in sales for both its core […]