The American Mattress Alliance has announced its response to an official petition filed March 31 with the International Trade Commission by a group of U.S. corporations, aiming to bar imported mattresses including medical-grade mattresses.
Furniture manufacturer Ekornes, Inc. has announced that it is helping COVID-19 relief efforts by producing and distributing PPE (personal protective equipment) worldwide. The company’s Norwegian production facilities have already produced over 2,500 medical protective masks for use by healthcare professionals.
Tempur Sealy International, Inc. (NYSE: TPX) has announced that Scott Thompson, chairman and CEO, has pledged to contribute his remaining 2020 net base salary to the Tempur Sealy Foundation, which generally supports children and families in need. The company's board of directors is also forgoing board fees to contribute to the foundation.
Williams-Sonoma, Inc. (NYSE: WSM) has announced the activation of the company’s entire portfolio of brands to assist with the relief and recovery efforts of No Kid Hungry, a national campaign to end childhood hunger in America.
Furniture industry icon Frederick Brown Starr, former president and CEO of Thomasville Furniture Industries and Natuzzi Americas, died on April 1 at Moses Cone Hospital from complications from the coronavirus.
Adding to industry challenges, 2,300 Southern Motion reclining articles with the “wireless motion” features were recalled April 2 due to risk of fire from overheating lithium-ion batteries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
Independent mattress and futon manufacturer Gold Bond has announced it is working overtime to fill a shortage of contract mattresses in the Northeast, receiving an initial order for 1,000 twin mattresses for a state agency looking to address the shortfall. The delivery will be completed within 48 hours.