Serta Simmons Christens Fourth Facility

Serta Simmons Christens Fourth Facility

Mattress major Serta Simmons Bedding LLC has opened a new warehouse and manufacturing plant in the Seattle metropolitan area. The facility replaces two previous Washington state sites in Sumner and Puyallup that separately produced the Beautyrest and Serta brands, respectively. SSB built the new facility in Puyallup, with construction finishing in April. The site is […]

Harrison Spinks Creates Collaborative Innovation Center at Headquarters

Harrison Spinks Creates Collaborative Innovation Center at Headquarters

British bedding manufacturer Harrison Spinks, maker of the Harrison Hybed, Somnus and Spink & Edgar brands, has invested $3.2 million in a renovation project at its Leeds, England, headquarters, which it has called the Innovation Center. The structure contains communal spaces for employees, kitchens, meeting rooms, a showroom and a reception area. New office space is occupied […]

King Koil Gains ‘Brand-Builder’ Long, Promotes Swinarski

King Koil Gains ‘Brand-Builder’ Long, Promotes Swinarski

King Koil has named industry veteran David Long to the new post executive vice president of innovation and marketing. The mattress manufacturer and international licensing group with U.S. headquarters in Willowbrook, Illinois, also has promoted company veteran Ken Swinarski to the newly created position senior vice president of creative and strategic planning. Long has responsibility […]

Puerto Rican Company Adding 6 Mattress Stores

Puerto Rican Company Adding 6 Mattress Stores

Global Mattress, a mattress manufacturer and retailer headquartered in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico, is expanding to the continental United States with the opening of six stores in Florida. The first store opened in July in Lake Mary. Three others are expected to open this year in Kissimmee, Lake Nona and Orlando. Two more are in […]

Hilding Anders Teams Up With ReST

Mattress manufacturer and retailer Hilding Anders International, with world headquarters in Malmö, Sweden, has entered into a strategic partnership with ReST Responsive Surface Technology LLC, an Atlanta-based provider of smart beds. As part of this cooperation, Hilding Anders, a KKR portfolio company, has licensed the ReST’s smart bed technology that will be used in manufacturing […]

Beds By Design Becomes Harbor Springs Mattress Co.

Beds By Design Becomes Harbor Springs Mattress Co.

Factory-direct manufacturer Beds By Design has changed its name to Harbor Springs Mattress Co. The 10-year-old company is based in Harbor Springs, Michigan, and was founded by owners Rory Karpathian and Dar Charlebois. “The reason for the name change is that some people were confused about what we actually made,” Karpathian said. “The new name […]

Luxury bedding producer Earl Kluft dies

Luxury bedding producer Earl Kluft dies

Industry veteran and the founder and former owner of high-end mattress maker E.S. Kluft & Co., Earl Kluft, died June 24 in Los Angeles after a second battle with cancer. He was 70. Kluft was a highly successful businessman who, in the first phase of his career, took a plant owned by his father and […]

Blue Bell taps David Brault as first CFO

Blue Bell taps David Brault as first CFO

Mattress manufacturer Blue Bell Mattress Co., based in East Windsor, Connecticut, has appointed David Brault as its first chief financial officer. He oversees budgeting, strategic forecasting and financial analysis for the company. He reports to Mark Kolovson, Blue Bell’s chief executive officer. With more than 25 years of experience in corporate finance, Brault most recently […]

Gold Bond increases sales to colleges and prep schools

Mattress manufacturer Gold Bond, headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut, is supplying dormitories with mattresses in an effort to improve the sleep habits of students.  The company is working with 20 leading prep schools and universities—including several Ivy League schools—to produce mattresses for their residence halls. More than 3,000 of these specially designed, twin extra-long mattresses were […]

Diamond Mattress taps two VPs

Diamond Mattress taps two VPs

Family-owned mattress maker Diamond Mattress has promoted two sales managers to key executive roles. Steve Anderson has been appointed vice president of business development. In his new role, he is responsible for managing existing major accounts, developing new strategic partnerships and assisting with product innovation. Anderson has been with Rancho Dominguez, California-based Diamond Mattress for […]

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