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A Mattress Dream Come True

An international company now, but King Koil had quite the beginning.

With many mattress manufacturing companies, King Koil has a rich, century-long history as one of America’s premier brands of mattresses. King Koil started out in 1898, under founder Samuel Bronstein. His dream was to find a bedding and mattress company in the United States. He accomplishes this dream when he sets up United States Bedding […]

The Spacey Start of Tempur-Pedic Sleep

Tempur-Pedic owes much of its success to NASA.

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 […]

The Humble History of Simmons Mattresses

A 1949 advertisement for the Beautyrest Mattress from Simmons.

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 […]

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