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Do you know when your business can reopen?

Do you know when your business can reopen?  What about your customers?  Here are some tools you can use The U.S. retail and manufacturing sectors are beginning to reopen in many places around the country.  To stay informed about local conditions where your business operates, as well as what is happening to your customers in […]

Better Sleep Council Research Finds COVID-19 Robs Americans of Sleep and Brings New Waves of Stress

The Better Sleep Council (BSC), the consumer education arm of the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA), released its latest research findings from “The 2020 State of America’s Sleep” study. It revealed COVID-19’s arrival caused America’s quality of sleep to significantly decline. Read the report. The BSC launched wave two of “The State of America’s Sleep” in January 2020, […]

A Lifeline for Retailers!

Government agencies lend a helping hand to struggling businesses. Help is on the way. Retailers large and small, battered by the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak, are seeking assistance from all quarters to deal with mandated closures and stay-at-home orders, growing employee illnesses and reduced customer counts. Employees also are grasping for lifelines to deal […]

Surface Story: How Long Does Coronavirus Stick Around?

Understanding how long the coronavirus lives on surfaces can help you keep your store and products clean and safe for consumers. The novel coronavirus is changing virtually every aspect of daily life — and mattress retailers certainly aren’t immune. In mid-April, CNN estimated 97% of the U.S. population was under some version of a stay-at-home […]

Kingsdown Producing Hospital Beds

Manufacturer Kingsdown has shifted to producing hospital beds at its headquarters in Mebane, North Carolina, in Shawinigan, Quebec, and in Toronto. The three plants are making beds for healthcare facilities and temporary healthcare outposts during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Read more.

Spring Air Factories Making Masks

U.S.-based licensees of the Spring Air brand have begun producing thousands of face masks for area hospital workers and others to help relieve the shortage of protective face gear during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a news release from the Chelsea, Massachusetts-based licensing group, Spring Air International. Read more.

Precision Textiles Focuses on Encasements, Makes Hospital Donation

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Totowa, New Jersey-based Precision Textiles, a producer of coated, laminated and nonwoven fabrics, has shifted its mattress encasement production to six-sided, fully enclosed encasements required by the healthcare sector. In March, Precision donated a large supply of the impermeable covers to a northern New Jersey hospital. The Englewood, New […]

Therapedic Factories Assisting in Virus Relief Efforts

Mattress manufacturing plants that are members of the Therapedic International licensing group have been producing and donating tens of thousands of protective masks to individuals and groups across the United States. Factories in Colorado, Florida, Idaho, New Jersey and North Carolina are giving masks to healthcare workers, first responders and law enforcement, the Princeton, New […]

Tempur Sealy Produces Medical Mattresses, Executives Make Donations

Tempur Sealy International Inc. is producing medical-grade mattresses, medical-grade foams and other products for use by healthcare professionals at its plants. In addition, the board of directors and many company officers of the Lexington, Kentucky-based company are donating to the Tempur Sealy Foundation in support of the company’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Read more.