Southerland Buys Tualatin

Mattress manufacturer Southerland Inc., with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, has purchased the family-held regional bed maker Tualatin Sleep Products in Tualatin, Oregon. Both companies are licensees of the Englander brand. According to a news release, the acquisition of Tualatin gives Southerland coverage in Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming, helping the company further its efforts […]

Achieving Transportation Excellence

Achieving Transportation Excellence

BY GARY JAMES Industry members and shipping companies share insights A growing driver shortage. Rising diesel fuel costs. New federal government requirements that limit driver flexibility and delay deliveries. Increasing expectations from both customers and consumers that products will arrive at storefronts and doorsteps like clockwork. BedTimes spoke with shipping companies, as well as a […]

Southerland making line of Intellibed mattresses

Southerland making line of Intellibed mattresses

Mattress maker Southerland Inc., based in Nashville, Tennessee, has inked a deal with vertically integrated Intellibed, headquartered in Salt Lake City, to produce and distribute its proprietary Gel Matrix bedding line. Intellibed, founded in 2000, manufactures its beds and the exclusive solid gel for the mattress comfort layer at its Utah plant. It wholesales its […]

Southerland moves to premier showroom space to unveil ‘Evolution Collection’ and ‘Ionic Sleep System’ at Las Vegas Market

Southerland moves to premier showroom space to unveil ‘Evolution Collection’ and ‘Ionic Sleep System’ at Las Vegas Market

News release written by Southerland and published, unedited, by BedTimes. Southerland unveils ‘Evolution Collection’ of hybrid mattress at Las Vegas Market NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Continuing a strategic move in recent years that focuses on product innovation and higher-end designs, independent mattress manufacturer Southerland will unveil its Evolution Collection at the Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 28 – Feb. 1. The next generation hybrid line features a range of ultra-premium materials and technologies curated […]

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Las Vegas Market is a mellow show with maximally cool products

Bedding exhibitors engage buyers with aesthetics, boxed goods and lots of temperature talk BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH Home furnishings buyer attendance at the Summer Las Vegas Market July 30-Aug. 3 was on a par with last summer’s show, according to officials at the World Market Center in Las Vegas, although to the editors of BedTimes, […]

Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

Forecast for Spring is Cool and Gray at 2017 Winter Las Vegas Market

New products and retooled brands reflect industry’s fascination with a trendy shade—and the importance of sleeping cool BY BARBARA T. NELLES AND BETH ENGLISH The editors of BedTimes braved rain and wintry weather at the Winter Las Vegas Market Jan. 22-26 in search of news from sleep products exhibitors. It was well worth the effort […]

Nation Joins Southerland

NEWS RELEASE WRITTEN BY SOUTHERLAND AND PUBLISHED, UNEDITED, BY BEDTIMES Jim Nation Joins Southerland Inc. as Executive Vice President National Account Sales and International Licensing Nashville, TN, March 6, 2017 — Southerland Inc. has hired bedding industry veteran Jim Nation to fill the newly created position of Executive Vice President of National Account Sales and […]