L&P Makes Major Move Into Flexible Foam Production   

Industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., headquartered in Carthage, Missouri, announced Nov. 7 that it intends to acquire foamer Elite Comfort Solutions Inc., based in Newnan, Georgia, from Arsenal Capital Partners for $1.25 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close in January 2019. Arsenal, a New York-based private equity group, formed the flexible […]

There’s nothing frothy about PU foams

There’s nothing frothy about PU foams

BY GARY JAMES Suppliers are taking seriously demands for products that support, conform, dissipate heat—and survive being rolled and boxed As consumers become more and more savvy about what they want in a mattress, bedding producers are constantly on the lookout for new flexible polyurethane foams to help them improve the sleep experience. Enhanced comfort, […]

Relief Bed Donates Pads to Path of Life Ministries

Relief Bed Donates Pads to Path of Life Ministries

Seattle-based nonprofit Relief Bed International concluded the Southern California segment of a U.S. tour by donating 50 Relief Pads to Path of Life Ministries in Riverside, California. Relief Bed has the support of industry partners Progressive Products Inc. (a division of BekaertDeslee) and Elite Comfort Solutions. RBI also gave 30 beds to Giving Children Hope […]

Arsenal Capital Partners completes HSM foam buy

In April, New York-based private equity group Arsenal Capital Partners completed the acquisition of certain HSM Solutions foam production assets, as well as acquired a majority stake in Peterson Chemical Technology. The foam purchase from Hickory Springs, North Carolina-based HSM is part of Arsenal’s launch of new flexible polyurethane foam supplier Elite Comfort Solutions. The […]

Private Equity Group Rolls Up Three Groups To Form New Foamer

New York-based private equity group Arsenal Capital Partners has launched the flexible polyurethane foam supplier Elite Comfort Solutions. The new polyurethane foam supplier is an umbrella company founded on recent Arsenal investments and acquisitions in Newnan, Georgia-based Elite Foam; the Foam Solutions division of HSM; and Pacific Urethanes LLC, headquartered in Ontario, California. Pete Wallace, Elite president, […]