Pleasant Mattress Elevates Moore

Pleasant Mattress Elevates Moore

Fresno, California-based bed maker Pleasant Mattress Inc. has named Mike Moore to the newly created position of chief of staff. Moore, who has been with the company for eight years and has nearly 25 years of experience in the bedding industry, continues to oversee sales and marketing. In his new post, he is charged with […]

Spring Air Gets New Northeast Licensee

Mattress licensing group Spring Air International, headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has named C.M. Bedding Group Inc. as its new licensee for the northeastern United States. E&E Bedding, the manufacturing plant owned by Spring Air principal Ed Bates, formerly serviced the six-state region comprised of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Bates, who […]

Spring Air Expands Licensing With Pleasant Mattress

Mattress licensing group Spring Air International, headquartered in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has broadened its longstanding licensing agreement with Fresno, California-based Pleasant Mattress Co. It gives the privately held manufacturer the rights to produce and sell Spring Air products in 13 Western states. A Spring Air licensee since 2009, Pleasant Mattress now holds the largest Spring Air […]

Spring Air Redesigns Back Supporter

Mattress licensing group Spring Air International, based in Chelsea, Massachusetts, said a newly formed product development committee composed of members from its U.S. licensees is overhauling the Back Supporter line. In addition to creating a fresh new collection, the goal is for all licensees to manufacture and sell the same models made to the same […]

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 […]

Spring Air inks licensing arrangement with Johnson City Bedding

Spring Air inks licensing arrangement with Johnson City Bedding

Mattress licensing group Spring Air International, with headquarters in Chelsea, Massachusetts, has signed new licensee Johnson City Bedding Co., based in Johnson City, Tennessee. Established in 1934, family-owned Johnson City also has a Restonic license and it manufactures the Springwall brand as well as for private label. According to a news release, the new licensee […]

Spring Air parts with Corsicana

Chelsea, Massachusetts-based mattress licensing group Spring Air International is parting ways with Corsicana Mattress Co. as part of a shift in its licensing strategy back to independent producers with smaller, defined territories. Corsicana, a major producer of promotional and moderately priced mattresses headquartered in Corsicana, Texas, has been the Spring Air licensee for the western […]

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 […]

2017 brought sweeping changes for Spring Air

2017 brought sweeping changes for Spring Air

BY GARY JAMES Revamped lines, new execs and an emphasis on licensee input set stage for this year’s growth In January 2017, when he assumed his new role as president of Spring Air International, Nick Bates placed one priority at the top of his to-do list. The priority? Strengthening Spring Air’s relationships with its eight […]

Spring Air licensees gather in Taiwan

Representatives from 25 countries gathered in Taipei, Taiwan, in late 2017 for Spring Air International’s eighth annual Global Summit Conference. During the conference, Nick Bates, president of the Boston-based mattress licensing group, outlined company initiatives introduced in 2017. These included a more interactive website to engage consumers through improved search engine optimization, a new customer […]

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