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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 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 […]

Serta Mattress Sprouts from the Depression

Maattress companies struggled out of the gr

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 […]

How Mattresses Began With Sealy

Sealy went through many changes throughout the year, the blog explains.

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. […]

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