Mary Helen

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Take Action to Prevent Mattress Tariffs

As previously reported, U.S. mattresses exported to Canada and potentially Mexico have become a target for retaliatory tariffs as part of an ongoing trade dispute between the United States and those two countries. The World Trade Organization (WTO) has ruled that U.S. Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) requirements for certain cuts of meat violate international […]

Be on the Lookout for BedTimes Magazine

The 96-page March issue of BedTimes magazine, arriving this week in your mailbox and available online, is chock full of stories you won’t want to miss. Take a look at the new products and trends spotted at the Las Vegas Market. Read the first installment of a planned four-part series on our proud 100-year history. […]

We want your photos ASAP!

We’re in the midst of finishing up a both a presentation about the history of the bedding industry and the association, which will be presented at the Centennial Gala Celebration at the Industry Conference AND writing up a historical summary for BedTimes magazine. But we need your help — please dig into your company photo files […]

Heimtextil, the international trade fair as seen by ISPA

While most of us were getting ready for the Las Vegas Market, many of our European supplier counterparts were taking part in Heimtextil, the international trade fair for home and contract textiles that takes place each January in Frankfurt, Germany. The International Sleep Products Association sent me – former BedTimes Editor in Chief – Jane […]

What to eat and what NOT to eat before bed!

There are thousands of diets and we can go on a particular diet for many reasons. It’s important to remember that the best reason to go on any diet is to improve your health. Did you know that an important part of your health isn’t only your nutrition? You can improve your health by improving your […]

Connecticut Department Of Energy & Environmental Protection Approves Mattress Recycling Council’s Plan - Statewide Mattress Recycling Program To Begin May 1

Alexandria, VA – On December 31, 2014 the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) approved the Connecticut Mattress Stewardship Plan developed by the Mattress Recycling Council (MRC), a non-profit organization created by the mattress industry to develop and manage the statewide mattress recycling program established by Public Act 13-42.  This makes Connecticut the […]

We need your input!

ISPA Is Turning 100 and We Want to Hear From You! ISPA will kick off a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary at the 2015 ISPA Industry Conference, where we will host a special centennial dinner on March 5, 2015 that includes an entertaining retrospective about your industry and the Association’s history. We need your […]

Get in the game! Win a trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl

Talk about a winning game plan! FedEx is giving our members a chance to win fabulous prizes including an unforgettable trip to the 2015 Pro Bowl in Arizona. When you enroll in the FedEx Advantage® discount program you’re automatically entered in the FedEx Advantage 2015 Pro Bowl Package sweepstakes. Then, every eligible shipment* you make […]

Mattress Recycling Council Hires Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Alexandria, VA – The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) has hired Amanda Wall to coordinate the communications aspects of its recycling programs in Connecticut, Rhode Island and California. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA) to develop and implement statewide recycling programs for these states, which each enacted mattress recycling […]

Mattress Recycling Council Hires Program Coordinator

(Alexandria, VA) — The Mattress Recycling Council (MRC) is pleased to announce that Justine Fallon has been hired as MRC’s Northeast Program Coordinator. In this capacity, Ms. Fallon will act a liaison between mattress collection sites, transporters and recyclers. MRC is a non-profit organization created by the International Sleep Products Association to develop statewide recycling […]