Alexandria, Virginia - The International Sleep Products Association in the US says it welcomed nearly 80 new members in 2012 from all aspects of the industry: start-up companies, veteran mattress producers, component suppliers, and manufacturers of top-of-bed accessories.
Denny Boyd, president of Boyd Specialty Sleep Products, which joined ISPA in 2012 said that his company sees "the value in belonging to a uniting front" like the association.
"In addition to being part of a worthwhile professional community, we work collectively as a united group, which exponentially increases our chances of success," added ISPA chair Gerry Borreggine in a 28 Jan news release.
ISPA, based in Alexandria, Virginia, develops programmes and initiatives to support the mattress industry's growth, profitability and stature.
The organisation said that in 2012 government advocacy was a strong focus as ISPA "successfully defeated" several US state bills that it says would have undercut industry efforts to create an efficient and responsible mattress recycling programme.