All Sewn Up: Cut-And-Sewn Covers’ Growth Zips Along

All Sewn Up: Cut-And-Sewn Covers’ Growth Zips Along

As demand for cut-and-sewn mattress products grows, more textile and components suppliers are entering the zippered cover arena Driven by the increasing popularity of boxed beds, providers of presewn cover programs — both longtime specialists and a number of fabric suppliers that have added this service to their mix — are experiencing steady growth. While […]

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture Division of Maxime Knitting Gets Assistance With International Expansion

TM Couture, the cut-and-sew division of Montreal-based mattress ticking manufacturer Maxime Knitting, has been selected to participate in the SME Passport program, which helps small and medium-sized businesses increase their exports. The 18-month program, offered by the Board of Trade of Metropolitan Montreal and Quebec International, provides financial analysis, expert advice, training and networking to […]

Jomel Industries Buys Cut-and-Sew Kentucky Plant

Jomel Industries Buys Cut-and-Sew Kentucky Plant

Mattress components supplier Jomel Industries has purchased its Kentucky plant, which is 68,000-square-feet and located in Burkesville, Kentucky.  The Hillside, New Jersey-based company has had its cut-and-sew facility, part of its Jomel Seams Reasonable business, in Burkesville for the past 3.5 years, specializing in the production of quilted and smooth-top zippered covers. Jomel President Phil […]

Bekaert opens all-new Tijuana mattress cover plant

Bekaert opens all-new Tijuana mattress cover plant

Progressive Products Inc., a division of textile supplier Bekaert Textiles USA Inc., headquartered in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, with world headquarters in Waregem, Belgium, has opened a new 100,000-square-foot production facility in Tijuana, Mexico. PPI, a cut-and-sew operation founded in 1998 and acquired by Bekaert in 2012, manufactures sewn mattress covers, zippered covers, sewn point-of-sale items […]

Fourth generation at A. Lava & Son takes family business to the next level

Fourth generation at A. Lava & Son takes family business to the next level

Over the last three years, A. Lava & Son, a 98-year-old family-owned business with strong ties to the bedding industry, has dramatically increased its capacity, added significantly to its work force and upgraded its manufacturing technology. This robust expansion is part of the company’s strategy for increasing its importance to bedding manufacturers, while setting the […]

A. Lava & Son names Bunce to business development post

A. Lava & Son names Bunce to business development post

A. Lava & Son Co., based in Chicago, has hired bedding industry veteran Chris Bunce in a business development role. He is responsible for expanding the company’s products and market share in the mattress industry and beyond. Bunce has more than 17 years in bedding industry sales. Previously, he was director of sales for Latex […]

Kit and quilt suppliers adapt to changing times

Kit and quilt suppliers adapt to changing times

BY BARBARA NELLES At one time, mattress kit and quilt suppliers offered bedding producers a rather basic product mix—mattress kits containing quilted panels, a quilted border and a foundation cover; quilt rolls; and other presewn mattress components. Their business was largely regional, supplying smaller mattress makers who didn’t have the means to invest in quilting […]