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Kingsdown Wins 2014 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award
October 28, 2014
Kingsdown, Inc., a leading sleep solutions company, was honored with the 2014 North Carolina Manufacturer of the Year Award in a special ceremony during the McGladery Manufacturing Summit on October 28 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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.
“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, Kingsdown 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 EVP Operations, Joe Schmoeller. “This award is a recognition of their dedication to producing the highest quality products in the bedding market.”
The North Carolina Manufacturing of the Year 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.
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 a diverse array of quality, traditional mattresses. From its ultra-luxurious Haute Couture Collection that is carefully hand built leveraging high-fashion Parisian styling in addition to the world’s finest and most comfortable raw materials, to its high-quality Tradition Collection and Passions Collection built with handcrafted artistry, and styling that both represents yesterday and today’s fashions. Kingsdown’s diverse portfolio provides something for everyone – no matter their budget.
Kingsdown’s possesses the highest quality standards in the mattress industry by thoroughly testing every mattress style for eventual wear and tear in its own facilities. Kingsdown verifies its results through third-party testing, independent laboratories and finally testing each mattress robotically to make sure that each consumer’s mattress possesses the exact support level expected.
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