Mattresses

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

Boyd First Mattress Maker to Carry SSA Safety and Environmental Seal

ST. LOUIS—Boyd Specialty Sleep has adopted the new safety and environmental standards created by the Specialty Sleep Association—the first U.S. mattress manufacturer to do so. The company will place the SSA Safety & Environmental Program seal on its NaturalFlex latex mattresses and its PlanetSleep visco-memory foam mattresses. An SSA statement said these products are expectedMore »

Sleepy’s Hosts Relay for Life Event

HICKSVILLE, N.Y.–Sleepy’s hosted the Corporate American Cancer Society Relay for Life event earlier this month. More than 450 company employees and their families, along with a number of Sleepy’s vendors, attended the event, which featured a variety of activities including a dunk tank, pony rides and a barbecue. A make-shift track was set up onMore »

Latex International to Open Texas Fabrication Facility

Latex International to Open Texas Fabrication Facility

SHELTON, Conn.–Latex International will open a mattress component fabrication facility in Wichita Falls, Texas, on Sept. 1. The 100,000-square-foot plant is Phase One of the company’s new fabrication strategy. The company also broke ground on a latex manufacturing plant in Malaysia on June 17, and will close fabrication facilities in Atlanta and La Mirada, Calif.More »

SSA Reorganizes Board; DeHaerne Elected Chairman

SSA Reorganizes Board; DeHaerne Elected Chairman

FRIANT, Calif.–The Specialty Sleep Association has reorganized its board of directors and elected Bart DeHaerne, president of Deslee Textiles, to the newly created position of chairman. In addition, Michael Nermon, founder and president of Ergo Customized Comfort, has been elected vice chairman, and Todd Youngblood, president of Chili Technology, has become secretary/treasurer. Dale Read, seniorMore »

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

Simmons Gains Patent for Transflexion Technology

ATLANTA—Simmons has secured a patent for Transflexion Comfort Technology, which the company describes as a foam “break in” process designed to ensure that a mattress feels the same at home as it does on the retail floor. A company statement said the technology can help reduce the number of mattress returns to retailers. The TransflexionMore »

Fazio Sets Agenda for Simmons as Las Vegas Market Opens

Fazio Sets Agenda for Simmons as Las Vegas Market Opens

LAS VEGAS—Two  weeks into his term as president and chief executive officer of Simmons, Gary Fazio detailed his overall goals for the mattress manufacturer as Las Vegas Market got under way. Speaking to members of the press at Simmons’ showroom yesterday morning, Fazio said he intends to “restore the focus of the company as theMore »

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

WorldBed Project to Exhibit in Las Vegas

CORONA, Calif.—The WorldBed Project, the non-profit organization which started in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, will exhibit during next week’s Las Vegas Market. The organization will exhibit in Building C, room 1350, the showroom of the Specialty Sleep Association. In the meantime, WorldBed has also added new members to its board of directors,More »

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

Jacuzzi in License to Make Branded Mattresses

CHINO HILLS, Calif.–Jacuzzi has introduced a collection of bedding products under its recently reached license agreement with JelSleep. Branded as the Jacuzzi Bed Collection, the mattresses feature a proprietary comfort layer comprised of JelSleep technology combined with latex. The line comes in four different structure options: engineered foam, individually wrapped coil, latex or an adjustableMore »