Bedgear realigns operations to manage growth

Mattress protection and sleep accessories supplier Bedgear, with headquarters in Farmingdale, N.Y., has consolidated four facilities into two and hired two operations executives as part of a restructuring of its production and distribution processes. The company has opened a manufacturing and warehousing operation in Rock Hill, S.C., and a warehousing and distribution hub in Los […]

January BedTimes finds nothing fluffy about pillows

January BedTimes finds nothing fluffy about pillows

When it comes to pillows, I like them squishy. I make a nightly ritual of scrunching and pressing mine into the perfect shape when I crawl into bed. For the past couple of years, my favored pillow has been one filled with bits of shredded latex and encased in a down cover. It’s about time […]

Bekaert Textiles acquires sewn cover supplier PPI

Bekaert Textiles acquires sewn cover supplier PPI

Mattress fabric supplier Bekaert Textiles with world headquarters in Waregem, Belgium, has acquired zippered cover and pillow producer Progressive Products Inc. PPI employs 162 at its headquarters and manufacturing plant in Riverside, Calif., and at a second facility in Tijuana, Mexico. Details of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1998, PPI supplies sewn covers […]

Power of pillows

Power of pillows

Reflecting the growing complexity of mattress designs, the pillow segment continues to evolve with new constructions, styles and features designed to deliver a better sleep experience. Today’s producers are offering a wide range of options to consumers, from basic fiber and shredded foam models at the lower end to sophisticated latex, memory foam, down-fill, gel […]

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