Innerspring wrap-up

Innerspring wrap-up

Innovative coil producers pocket success from expanding global sales BY BETSI ROBINSON Let there be no doubt: Innersprings, especially  pocketed coils and microcoils, are bouncing back in the sleep products industry around the world. Just ask Mark Kinsley, vice president of marketing for Leggett & Platt’s Bedding Group. After seeing the specialty sleep category chip […]

Strategic reorganization positions HSM as market leader

Capping a year of strategic reorganization, Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company changed its name to HSM last May to underscore a shift it had made in focus. Long known as one of the country’s most comprehensive suppliers of component parts to the bedding and furniture industries, the Hickory, N.C.-based company has repositioned itself as a provider […]

Innerspring makers push back

Innerspring makers push back

BY BARBARA T. NELLES Here’s a discouraging statistic: A recently published survey by Consumer Reports found that 40% of mattress shoppers experience buyer’s remorse. Innerspring suppliers BedTimes spoke with for its biennial report on spring trends believe they have the remedy to that. New spring configurations and technology for everything from box spring to bed […]

Hickory Springs adds taller ProACT innerspring

Hickory Springs adds taller ProACT innerspring

Industry supplier Hickory Springs Mfg. Co., headquartered in Hickory, N.C., has added a taller innerspring unit to its ProACT line. The 7-inch ProACT innerspring uses the company’s InChex technology, where alternating coils turn in opposite directions to reduce motion transfer and provide a stable, balanced sleep surface. “As mattress manufacturers seek to control costs, the […]