Kingsdown on the Rise

The Mebane, North Carolina-based bedding producer meets the needs of a changing mattress marketplace. Kingsdown, based in the North Carolina town of Mebane (motto: Positively Charming), boasts a whole host of new faces and new products, from A (the Anniversary collection) to I (the new Insignia collection) and from S (the re- engineered Sleep Smart … Read more

Sticky, Sustainable Solutions for Mattress Makers » BedTimes Magazine

Worthen Industries makes connection with deep family bonds and customer-first commitments Eric Worthen, company president, cites enduring relationships and nimble leadership as qualities that set Worthen Industries apart. Worthen Industries knows about ties that bind. The Nashua, New Hampshire-based company, which serves the mattress industry and almost a dozen others, is now in its fourth … Read more

Mattress Store Promises Smooth Sailing for Shoppers

Annapolis, Maryland-based retailer stresses a no-pressure sales environment with an all-female sales team MATTRESS LANDSCAPE Owner Margaret Wright is right at home on the sales floor of the Mattress Store in Annapolis, Maryland. Located just up the road from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, Mattress Store has launched its own proud traditions of … Read more

Room for Everyone

Creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace is a worthy goal. Here’s how to get started. You might have a laudable goal of creating a more diverse workforce, one where employees from all backgrounds and walks of life thrive, and where you equip them to function at their best. Studies show that such workplaces outperform … Read more

Is Workplace Loyalty Gone for Good? » BedTimes Magazine

Today’s employers need to make more of an effort to keep workers engaged and satisfied Walter Orthmann has worked for the same textile manufacturer in Brazil for more than 84 years, setting the Guinness World Record for the longest career at a single company. It’s a remarkable stretch, considering American workers now spend a median … Read more

Creative’s Textiles Tailor-Made for Mattress Industry » BedTimes Magazine

Bedding specialty division of Beverly Knits leverages its team and technical expertise to expand its bedding offerings Beverly Knits executives Ron Sytz, left, chief executive officer, and Rich Pattinson, president, stand in Creative’s design studio in Gastonia, North Carolina. Both are mechanical engineers, and Sytz specializes in research and development. Creative is sewing a growing … Read more

Bedgar Augments Sales Team, Promotes Several Sleep Coaches

NEWS RELEASE FARMINGDALE, NY, August 4, 2022 – Sleep products maker Bedgear has hired two new strategic sales leaders, elevated the head of human capital & culture, promoted three US sleep coaches and welcomed Australia’s first sleep coach. “Bedgear is not only a customer-first company that continues to have exponential growth from our global retail … Read more

Cool, Sustainable, Feature-Rich Foams in Demand » BedTimes Magazine

Value-added offerings help manufacturers bolster higher-priced mattress collections Value-added polyurethane foams are in high demand in the mattress marketplace, producers say. And they are adding features that today’s consumers want, such as cool-sleeping and sustainable foams and foams offering a variety of health benefits. Producers say they have added foams and will introduce more soon … Read more

Meet the Standard » BedTimes Magazine

Mattress certifications tell an important story that consumers want to hear Editor’s note: This article is intended as an overview of some of the most commonly sought voluntary certifications available for finished mattresses, component parts and sleep accessories. It is not intended as a definitive guide. Information in the story was provided by the organizations. … Read more