North America – This story will be updated with information from North American foam and mattress makers reacting to the coronavirus crisis.
31 March 2020
Hickory, North Carolina -- Hickory Springs is making changing production to make up to 4000 emergency foam and spring medical mattresses and 'has the potential to expand production further.'
The company said it has established a temporary pricing programme [for the mattresses] to supply them at below market price to support nationwide US relief efforts.'
The company said the programme is designed to help disaster relief in the face of the global coronavirus crisis. It also 'Transitions some of [our] workforce back to normalcy and sustainable activity as demand has softened as a result of retail closures across the country.
Compton, California – Diamond Mattress is offering to make and ship medical-grade mattresses to hospitals and healthcare facilities and shelters across the US at cost. The company has a range of seven models and specifications that are covered in the offer. The mattresses are rolled and shipped as a bed-in-a-box product.