Looking ahead

Looking ahead

Walking the floor at ISPA EXPO 2018 in March in Charlotte, North Carolina, and talking with producers was an eye-opening experience. Several conversations with machinery makers centered on increasing automation and making production more comfortable for the human operators of machines. In this month’s cover story, BedTimes contributor Gary James reports on a number of […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

ISPA EXPO 2018 wrap-up

BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Making your bed and shipping it, too At this busy show, there were plenty of one-stop shopping opportunities as exhibitors kept one eye on customers and the other on consumers There was so much to see and do at ISPA EXPO 2018 March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. […]

ISPA EXPO 2018: The shape of things to come

ISPA EXPO 2018: The shape of things to come

As a child, did you ever play with a *kaleidoscope? We always had one around. My mother, with her creative flair, made one with heavy copper tubing, mirrors and bits of colored glass. It was so much better than the cardboard ones from the discount store. Holding it up to the light, we would turn […]

FoamPartner brings its broad lineup of flexible foam components to United States

Wolfhausen, Switzerland-based polyurethane foam supplier FoamPartner is making its U.S. market debut this year with its first showing at ISPA EXPO 2018, March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. During the show, the company will present its latest high-performance foam products for the premium bedding market, as well as a new comfort foam with enhanced box […]

Plan to attend the ISPA Industry Breakfast at ISPA EXPO 2018

Did you know your ISPA EXPO 2018 registration includes tickets to the ISPA Industry Breakfast? This industrywide event, held at 8 a.m. Friday, March 16, in Charlotte, North Carolina, will feature keynote speaker Johnny “Cupcakes” Earle, a highly successful entrepreneur and branding expert and chief executive officer of Johnny Cupcakes.  Founded by Earle, Johnny Cupcakes […]

ISPA EXPO 2018 registration is now open  

ISPA EXPO 2018 registration is now open  

ISPA EXPO 2018—the largest showcase of bedding products and services in the world—will be three action-packed days of quality networking, education sessions and efficient one-stop shopping. Registration for ISPA EXPO 2018, March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina, is open at ISPAEXPO.com. Register by Friday, Jan. 19 to lock in your early-bird rate. Also visit ISPAEXPO.com to […]

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

Plan now to exhibit at ISPA EXPO 2018​

The International Sleep Products Association is accepting applications from priority exhibitors through July 13, 2017, for booth placement on the ISPA EXPO 2018 show floor. The event will be March 14-16 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Applications have been sent to exhibitors who qualify for priority placement, and those booths will be assigned July 17 and 18. General booth placement will begin Aug. […]

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

Glimpses of Mattress Industry Future at Interzum Cologne

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Anyone unable to attend Interzum Cologne last month to look at components and machinery related to mattress manufacturing is in luck, because ISPA EXPO 2018 will be here before you know it. Mark your calendars for March 14-16 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. It’s the best place to […]