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Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

Home Furnishings Industry Conference Draws 370 Participants

ROSEVILLE, Calif.-A total of 370 executives with retailers and manufacturers attended the inaugural Home Furnishings Industry Conference April 30-May 2. The event, which took place in San Antonio, was co-hosted by the Western Home Furnishings Association, the National Home Furnishings Association and numerous industry co-hosts. It presented educational sessions on retailer-manufacturer relationships, social networking, bestMore »

Spring Air’s Robinson Joins SSA Board

Spring Air’s Robinson Joins SSA Board

CHARLOTTE, N.C.–Rick Robinson, president of Spring Air International, has been elected to the board of directors of the Specialty Sleep Association. Dedicated to promoting innovation among specialty mattresses, SSA has been active in developing environmental and safety standards for bedding products. Included in this effort is the association’s three-level certification seal and product-labeling program forMore »

Kluft Gains Eastern Foothold with Pennsylvania Plant Purchase

Kluft Gains Eastern Foothold with Pennsylvania Plant Purchase

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif.–Mattress maker E.S. Kluft & Co. has agreed to acquire the Park Place Corp. manufacturing and distribution center in Denver, Pa. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. A company statement said the facility will enable Kluft, which up to now has been manufacturing only in California, to better service accounts in theMore »

Schoppert Upped to Select Comfort CFO

Schoppert Upped to Select Comfort CFO

MINNEAPOLIS–Select Comfort has promoted Wendy Schoppert to chief financial officer, effective June 6. Schoppert will succeed Jim Raabe, who has left to become chief financial officer of Lindsey Corp., a provider of irrigation systems and infrastructure products. Schoppert, who joined Select Comfort in 2005, had been senior vice president and chief information officer. In herMore »

Sullivan Becomes Executive Director of Foam-Certification Program

Sullivan Becomes Executive Director of Foam-Certification Program

MCLEAN, Va.–Doug Sullivan has been named executive director of the CertiPUR-US certification program for flexible polyurethane foam. CertiPUR-US is a program of the Alliance for Flexible Polyurethane Foam, which tests foam for ozone depleters, formaldehyde, polybrominated diphenyl ethers, prohibited phthalates, lead, mercury and other materials that affect indoor air quality. Sullivan is a more thanMore »

Leggett & Platt Debuts Comfort Core Brand for Fabric-Encased Coils

Leggett & Platt Debuts Comfort Core Brand for Fabric-Encased Coils

CARTHAGE, Mo.–The Leggett & Platt Bedding Group has branded its line of fabric-encased coils as Comfort Core. Under this new brand, the company has placed its trademarked coil types such as Body Print, Body Print Advanced, Bolsa, Hi-Low, Joey and Softech, and has posted information about these lines on beddingcomponents.com. Comfort Core’s design eliminates theMore »

Select Comfort More Than Doubles Net in First Quarter

Select Comfort More Than Doubles Net in First Quarter

MINNEAPOLIS-First-quarter net income for Select Comfort totaled $16.6 million, a strong 114 percent ahead of its first-quarter bottom line a year ago. The mattress manufacturer-retailer benefited from a 22 percent increase in net sales, to $193.1 million in the first quarter, which ended on April 2. Sales were driven by comparable-sales growth of 26 percentMore »

Tempur-Pedic Logs Record First-Quarter Profit and Sales

Tempur-Pedic Logs Record First-Quarter Profit and Sales

LEXINGTON, Ky.-A powerful performance in the North American market helped propel Tempur-Pedic to record totals in net income and net sales in its fiscal first quarter. The specialty mattress manufacturer reported a bottom-line gain of 46 percent, to $48.3 million, and growth in net sales of 28 percent, to $325.8 million, for its first quarter,More »