Reducing Your Footprint

Reducing Your Footprint

It’s not a load of rubbish — manufacturers find decreasing material scrap and recycling is good for business — and the environment, too   Mattress makers and industry suppliers have invested in equipment, re-engineered production processes and made other efforts to reduce the amount of waste created when manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products. They […]

At Atlanta Attachment, Ford’s retirement leads to senior management changes

At Atlanta Attachment, Ford’s retirement leads to senior management changes

Atlanta Attachment Co., an equipment and machinery supplier to the sleep products industry, has announced the retirement of Ronnie Ford, who served as chief operating and chief financial officer, and has named four others to new executive roles. Following more than 15 years with the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company, Ford is scheduled to step down at […]

Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Manufacturing Machinery

Interzum Cologne 2017 Mattress Manufacturing Machinery

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH New solutions for tomorrow’s networked, automated plants Equipment that can repair and maintain itself, runs faster and requires a very small learning curve—that’s the dream of every mattress manufacturer, and machinery suppliers tried to fulfill that wish. Check out some of the latest news from the machinery hall […]

Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Why Hank Little Loves Fast Boats, Fast Cars—and Fast Quilters

Under Hank Little’s leadership, Atlanta Attachment accelerates through challenges, acquisition. BY DOROTHY WHITCOMB Hank Little, president of Atlanta Attachment Co., says he has two real passions in life: “fishing and going fast.” Speeding at 75 mph in a souped-up bass boat to land a fish is Little’s idea of a day made in heaven. Perhaps […]

Atlanta Attachment Promotes Fonts

Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Atlanta Attachment Co. Inc., a global supplier of machinery for sewn products, has promoted Eugenio Fonts to vice president of international sales. He previously served as director of international sales. Fonts, who joined the company in 2006, has spent nearly 40 years in the sewn products industry. He speaks four languages, and his knowledge […]

Mattress Manufacturing: Power of Prevention

Mattress Manufacturing: Power of Prevention

Maintaining machinery now saves time and money later BY GARY JAMES What one action do all mattress producers need to take to keep their mattress manufacturing equipment in good working order? Implement a robust program of preventive maintenance, leading machinery suppliers say. A well-designed program includes inspecting equipment regularly, replacing worn parts before problems occur and […]

Atlanta Attachment names Watson to new special projects post

Atlanta Attachment Co., a global supplier of heavy-duty sewing machinery, packaging equipment, sewing automation equipment and other machines for sewn products, has hired Tim Watson to the new position director of special projects. He is responsible for managing special engineering projects that go beyond the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company’s customary offerings. Watson is a mattress-manufacturing veteran […]

Atlanta Attachment partners with Italy’s Meca Srl

Atlanta Attachment partners with Italy’s Meca Srl

Machinery supplier Atlanta Attachment Co. has inked an exclusive distribution deal with Meca Srl, a manufacturer of quilting machinery based in Olona, Italy. The agreement gives Atlanta Attachment the right to sell, install and service Meca equipment in North America, and expands the Lawrenceville, Georgia-based company’s offerings to include Meca’s unique, high-speed multineedle quilting machinery, including […]

Atlanta Attachment distributing C3 equipment

Atlanta Attachment distributing C3 equipment

Machinery supplier Atlanta Attachment Co., with headquarters in Lawrenceville, Ga., is now the exclusive distributor of C3 Corp.’s equipment for lamination and packaging of foam bedding. The high-speed lamination lines can handle up to 120 mattresses per hour. “C3 is an engineering firm passionate about evolving and advancing manufacturing through technology,” said Joe Van De […]

Atlanta Attachment’s Bob Paust to retire

Atlanta Attachment has announced the upcoming retirement of Bob Paust on Dec. 31. Paust, who has 21 years with the Lawrenceville, Ga.-based machinery supplier, rose through the ranks to become vice president of sales. He joined Atlanta Attachment after a dozen years in sales with industrial sewing machinery supplier Adler America. Atlanta Attachment credits Paust […]