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Kingsdown Named N.C. Manufacturer of the Year

Bedding manufacturer Kingsdown Inc. received the 2014 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award on Tuesday during the McGladery Manufacturing Summit in Charlotte, N.C.

Now in its third year, the North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award recognizes the top small, mid-sized and large manufacturers in North Carolina, the fourth-largest manufacturing state in the country. The awards are led by McGladrey and Fifth Third Bank, in cooperation with the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce. Nominees were judged by a panel of manufacturing industry specialists based on their achievements in growth, innovation and job creation.

“We are honored to receive the award for mid-sized manufacturer of the year as we also celebrate our 110th anniversary as a North Carolina-based company,” said Frank Hood, Mebane, N.C.-based Kingsdown's president and CEO. “I am very proud of all our associates for the hard work and relentless attention they’ve placed on quality and innovation. Through hard work and determination, Kingsdown has grown to be a global company with facilities in over 20 countries and we are proud to say it all started in North Carolina.”
 
“Our employee owners have worked hard to make Kingsdown a premier bedding manufacturer both domestically and internationally,” said Kingsdown Executive Vice President of Operations Joe Schmoeller. “This award is a recognition of their dedication to producing the highest quality products in the bedding market.”
 
Kingsdown has experienced a great deal of recent growth thanks to the company’s advancements in innovation, highlighted by the launch of its industry-pioneering Sleep Smart bed and enhanced Bedmatch Diagnostic System--patented products that integrate science and technology to provide customers with a personalized mattress selection and sleep experience. These innovative solutions are backed by years of research and development at the forefront of science and technology.
 
Along with its technologically advanced solutions, Kingsdown offers an array of quality, traditional mattresses.



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