Act now: ISPA Cost Report survey deadline extended

Act now: ISPA Cost Report survey deadline extended

The International Sleep Products Association, the mattress industry trade group based in Alexandria, Virginia, has extended the deadline to the end of May for participation in its 2018 Cost Report. Read more about this benchmarking tool and find out why you should participate. Visit this secure portal to create an account and complete the survey online or […]

Serta Simmons Bedding opens Serta and Beautyrest plant in Northeast

Serta Simmons Bedding opens Serta and Beautyrest plant in Northeast

Mattress major Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has commenced mattress manufacturing at a new plant in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. It is twice the size of a former site in Springfield, Massachusetts, and employs 240 people, many of whom transferred from the old plant. Since 2017, SSB has opened two larger plants in Houston and Moreno Valley, […]

Party pictures and first impressions from ISPA EXPO

Party pictures and first impressions from ISPA EXPO

With all eyes on the ultimate consumer, we didn’t spot much puffery, but there was fluff and ‘ploof’ aplenty at this busy show By Barbara T. Nelles Photos Bert VanderVeen ISPA EXPO 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week may have been an industrial trade fair, but it felt as though exhibitors, now more than […]

Spring Air rejoins ISPA

Spring Air International, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has rejoined the International Sleep Products Association, the bedding industry trade group headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. The move is a key component of the mattress licensing group’s strategy to re-engage the brand in the important issues affecting the bedding industry, said Spring Air President Nick Bates. “We are […]

Our walking tour through mattress showrooms

Our walking tour through mattress showrooms

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Beth English and I spent four days touring Winter Las Vegas Market last week. Scroll down to see a gallery of product images that we took, from creative angles. In the closeups, you’ll get an idea of some of the detailing that went into the latest crop of mattresses from a […]

Malouf Foundation targets human trafficking

Malouf Foundation targets human trafficking

Logan, Utah-based sleep accessories supplier Malouf is taking on the global issue of human trafficking through its Malouf Foundation, a licensed 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The company aims to become a force against human trafficking by supporting nonprofit and law enforcement endeavors to free victims and prosecute criminals, as well as to aid in the aftercare […]

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, […]

Foamer FXI bought by One Rock Capital

Foam producer FXI is being acquired by an affiliate of Los Angeles-based One Rock Capital Partners LLC. One Rock is purchasing FXI from private equity partnerships managed by New York-based MatlinPatterson Global Advisers LLC and Black Diamond Capital Management LLC in Greenwich, Connecticut. Financial terms were not disclosed. The transaction is expected to close during […]

Ante4Autism moves to Saturday night, gains another major sponsor

Ante4Autism moves to Saturday night, gains another major sponsor

The 10th annual Ante4Autism Poker Tournament takes place on a new night at the Winter Las Vegas Market. Members of the bedding and home furnishings industry, Las Vegas locals, celebrities, and professional poker players will converge on the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Saturday, Jan. 27. In previous years, the event […]

Tempur Sealy’s hurricane recovery commitment increased to approximately $2.5 million in contributions

Tempur Sealy’s hurricane recovery commitment increased to approximately $2.5 million in contributions

News release written by Tempur Sealy International Inc. and published, unedited, by BedTimes Tempur-Pedic, Cocoon by Sealy, Sealy and Stearns & Foster Donate Beds to Assist with Hurricane Recovery LEXINGTON, Ky., Sept. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Tempur Sealy International, Inc. announced today an additional commitment of $1.5 million in bed donations and contributions to support […]

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