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Kingsdown American Mattress Success

Kingsdown, Inc. is an American-made mattress success story. Let’s go back to the beginning. Kingdown starts as The Mebane Bedding Company, which W.W. Corbett and A.N. Scott create. Their mission is to create an American-made mattress. In their factory in Mebane, NC, they make hand-crafted mattresses for the high-end market. The Kingsdown Mattress is their […]

How Mattresses Started with Sealy

An advertisement decades old for Sealy Mattresses.

How far back does the production of quality mattresses go? The mattress manufacturing giant known as Sealy has, for over a century, been one of the biggest names in mattress sales and bedding. In 1881, Daniel Haynes, a cotton gin builder, established his first factory, the Haynes Mattress Factory, in the town of Sealy, TX. […]

Serta Mattresses Sprout from the Depression

Serta Mattresses Sprout from the Depression

The history of Serta Mattress started in the 1930’s during the time of the Great Depression. While businesses failed and entire industries collapsed, mattress producers were no different. With the realization that an economic recovery could not be soon, a group of mattress manufacturers came together. They organized themselves, shared their manufacturing techniques, regulated their […]

The Humble History of Simmons Mattresses

A lady sleeping in bed and a gentlemen turning of the light.

Simmons Bedding Company is one of America’s oldest major mattress stores and manufacturers of mattresses and bedding products. Similar to many companies though, they had humble beginnings. Founder Zalmon Simmons, a businessman based out of Kenosha, Wisconsin, was an entrepreneur with many interests. First, the owner of Kenosha’s general store. Besides that, he continued to […]

The Spacey Start of Tempur-Pedic Sleep

The Spacey Start of Tempur-Pedic Sleep

The history of Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. started with space-aged technology in their Tempur-Pedic mattress! In the 1960’s, NASA’s Ames Research Center developed a material they called ‘Temper Foam.’ To be specific, a viscoelastic foam material whose purpose was to give a firm yet adaptable and comfortable padding material for astronaut and pilot seats. Temper Foam […]

How to Give your Mom the Absolute Best Feeling this Mother’s Day

A mother playing with her baby, lying in her bed

“The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children.” – Jessica Lange Does this quote hit home for anyone else? Our moms deserve more than we can ever give them. While Mother’s Day is basically […]

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