Posts made in April, 2017


Russ Bowman, Quality Control Bowman was previously president of sales and market development for Leggett & Platt’s Global Systems Group. A 43-year veteran of the bedding industry, engineer, and expert in textile and mattress machinery, Bowman’s expertise is in total quality management and lean manufacturing. Embracing Best Manufacturing Practices The Why behind the What on Russ Bowman’s Creation of SOP’s...

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President, CEO Friends, I must admit that I am truly excited! The first quarter of 2017 is ending and things couldn’t look any better. Unemployment figures released last week showed a very positive number of 4.7%; interest rates continue to be very low, and consumer confidence looks favorable. With trends like these, the assumption is that 2017 will be a banner year.  For our licensing group, the outlook is also positive....

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Re-launching a Bedding Business in Guatemala with Commitment and Vendor Support Two weeks ago, Oralia Ramirez, the new owner of Industrias Interfom Guatemala visited us at our North Brunswick corporate offices. Oralia didn’t share the reason of her visit prior to her arrival; the only information we received was that she wanted to visit and borrow a few minutes of our time. Admittedly, from the moment Oralia walked into our...

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Rehwinkel A 43-year industry veteran, Rehwinkel has held sales and executive posts with several leading mattress manufacturers including Simmons, Spring Air and Tempur-Pedic, and was executive vice president for bedding retailer Sleepy’s. Tom  Most recently, he served as senior vice president of North American sales at specialty sleep producer Dormeo and national sales manager at Carolina Mattress Guild.   As...

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