The Mattress Factory Goes Abroad
The Mattress Factory may be a New Jersey company focused on products Made in America but did you know we’ve also got an international side? Here’s a small list of exotic locales we’ve delivered our mattresses to:
- West Africa
The delivery to Russia was 2 shipping containers full of our beds to assist a former local open their own store overseas. Greece was also for a Jersey native making a move across the pond that needed just a single mattress. But the delivery to West Africa was an 86” custom round mattress for a prince! One can only imagine what a prince might need such a bed for…
So, to celebrate our overseas excursions, we’ve done a bit of highly educated translation of the word mattress to some of these foreign tongues. Actually, this involved some Google translating and in the event we have butchered these translations or taken them out of context, please let us know! Ok, here goes:
- Swedish – madrass
- Russian – spal’naya – this is actually bed, not mattress, but it’ll work!
- Greek – στρώμα – thank you Microsoft symbols
- England – can’t really figure out how to add a British accent to this blog post but we’re sure it’s awesome
- West Africa – on this one, the starting point was hard to find so we’ll just skip it for now
- Italy – letto – like Russian, this supposedly means bed, not mattress
- Netherlands – matras
There you have it, The Mattress Factory goes abroad. If you speak any of the above languages and would like to correct us or give us a sentence incorporating the word, drop us a line!
0% Financing and Coffee at The Mattress Factory
We had some fun here at The Mattress Factory in New Jersey recently, not JUST jumping on the beds, but as it relates to actual work. And really, it’s an important extension of work in this case – coffee! We’re coffee lovers here as are many of our readers. So, to bring the conversation full circle we decided to compare the cost of the two on a very scientific scale – cost.
And here’s what we came up with….
Now, to be fair, the coffee cup prices are rough estimates but let’s be honest, some folks easily spend $4+ on a super mocha caramel low fat latte daily. On the other side of the coin, notice that we referenced a top of line Mattress Factory bed. We have a wide variety of options under that price, just image the stack of dollar bill differential on a $1000 bed!
Of course, more important than our cartoony infographic is that we now offer 0% financing for up to 12 months on the purchase of your new bed! As you can see by the graph, our beds last AT LEAST 10 years so with a year to pay for it, you can be comfortable knowing it’ll be around for years to come!
P.S. How could you say no to $0.83 a day for a glorious Mattress Factory mattress?!
THE New Jersey Mattress Company
We’ve discussed this before but because it is such an important aspect of The Mattress Factory, we’d like to reinforce it. We make our mattresses right here in Fanwood, New Jersey. Our raw materials are American made and we’re proud of that. But the reasons for buying your next mattress from us don’t stop there.
We’re a family run company, for over 30 years, that is dedicated to manufacturing premium quality bedding at a lower price than the name brand competition. And our family never compromises the quality of a good night’s sleep. It’s because we make our mattress and beds to spec in our factories right here in New Jersey. This enables us to build traditional two sided mattresses with heavy gauge coil sets and steel edge guards for long life, consistent performance, and reliability. We build it, we deliver it, we back it 100%.
- Made here in New Jersey –check
- Family company – check
Why else should you consider The Mattress Factory? When you work with us, you’re going to get the kind of customer service you expect but may struggle to find these days. Of course we want you to buy from us but unlike the pushy sales approach you may find at the big name brand locations, we’re only happy if you’re 100% happy.
Over 80% of our business is a result of repeat customers and their referrals
It’s because we stand behind our product and why we feel that we are THE New Jersey Mattress Company.
A Mattress for Every Street in Westfield
At The Mattress Factory, our goal is to sell more than just a mattress, we’re selling SLEEP. Though a mattress is the end result, we want our customers to wake up feeling rested and happy. We’ve all had a miserable night’s sleep and believe that there’s nothing worse. Aside from feeling rested, the benefits of good, deep sleep are scientifically proven to improve your health. According to this ABC News article,
…researchers from the University of Chicago found that those who bumped up their hours of sleep, from 6 to 7 hours had a 33 percent decreased chance of having clogged arteries.
“Ok” you’re thinking, “so I need some sleep, but why should I go to The Mattress Factory to find it?” Well, if you live in Westfield, NJ you can ask someone on your street why. This might sound crazy but we’ve delivered a mattress to every single street in the town of Westfield. Don’t worry, we double checked our records. And if you don’t live there, here are some notes we’ve received from our customers in surrounding towns.
“Just to let you know, 34 years ago you made up for me a crib mattress (which still gets used now and then). Since then, I have purchased from The Mattress Factory:
- 2 Full size mattresses & box springs
- 2 Queen size mattresses & box springs
- 2 Twin size mattresses & box springs
And all are still good as new. I wouldn’t think of purchasing a mattress anywhere else. Your quality has proven itself over these many years. Your mattress and box spring construction is superior.”
“My new mattress is excellent! The service was prompt and efficient…I was coming from Newark and it was a little out of the way…I would recommend you to anyone who needs a new mattress.”
Mr. Denis K.
“Although I’ve had a busy summer and haven’t slept two weeks straight on my new bed, I definitely feel the benefits.
I’ve gone to bed feeling sore and aching many nights and wake up without the pain and feel like I’ve had a good night’s sleep.
So, thank you again for working with me to get the mattress I needed for optimum health.”
“When I rested on the mattress for the first time, I felt like I was in PARADISE and fell fast asleep!”
It’s all in the Details
Here at The Mattress Factory, we’re focused on the details. We want you to walk out of here not just with a new mattress, but knowing that we listened to you and delivered exactly what you asked for. We know how important it that you get a good night’s sleep, in fact, our motto is “Sleep Well…Live Well”. So when it’s time for a new mattress, make sure you spend some time finding one that you’re going to be happy with.
That sounds great you might think, anyone can say that about their product. So what’s the difference here at The Mattress Factory? For one, our mattresses are made right here in New Jersey, right behind the showroom to be exact. We’re not ordering them from a no-name wholesaler; we’re delivering what you’re looking at.
Speaking of delivering, when it’s time to get your new mattress home, we take care of that too. Want your old mattress and box spring gone? We’ll remove it for you.
And to get deeper on the details, we’re not a one size fits all operation. We offer the same types of mattresses you’ll find at big box stores – inner spring, latex, pillow top and more – plus custom sizes and shapes if need be. Need something to fit your boat or odd sized trundle? There is no middle man, so we can handle that.
They say “the devil is in the details” meaning it’s often the little things that make a seemingly straightforward task challenging. At The Mattress Factory, it’s the little things that make us shine. So, when you’re ready to get the kind of incredibly relaxed sleep that the furry fellow on your left is experiencing – come to The Mattress Factory.
The Mattress Factory Helps Sandy Victims “Rest Ashore”
The Mattress Factory has been a staple of this community for over 35 years, serving organizations such as Furniture Assist, Center for Hope Hospice and the Community Food Bank of New Jersey as well as many local youth sports organizations.
Living in this area, we have all felt some effects from hurricane Sandy. The Mattress Factory is no different and we’ve been anxious to get involved in the recovery effort. When the organization, Rebuild the Jersey Shore, a group dedicated to supporting the residents of the Tom’s River area, was looking for someone to become a drop zone for donations in a location north of the shore area, it was an easy commitment.
Currently The Mattress Factory is the dedicated drop zone for Union County and most of central and northern New Jersey. Owner, Ron Shovlin says, “After the hurricane, my wife Kara and I asked ourselves, as many of us did, what can we do to help? Using our factory space to collect donations was the first step, but we soon decided we wanted to use our products too.”
As luck would have it we were contacted by Hope for Highlands, an organization established to set up cooperative buying opportunities for several Jersey Shore communities, in order to help its residents rebuild. Hope for Highlands is working with an existing nonprofit, Kavookjian Field and War Memorial Fund, to accept donations and manage them with the proper controls. This group, committed to contributing to the local economy, was looking to secure local businesses in this endeavor. They hoped to find mattresses that were built in NJ, which of course led them to The Mattress Factory.
So far, we have delivered over 70 sets. “This was an opportunity for us to provide those folks, who had lost everything including their beds, with a great product that will contribute to their quality of life as they rebuild.” As NJ rebuilds one thing seems clear, there is a renewed sense of pride in our state. Our citizens and businesses have a renewed commitment to one another and that is a silver lining. Or as Kara says, “that is Jersey Strong!”
What it means to “Sleep Well…Live Well”
At The Mattress Factory, we promote the concept “Sleep Well…Live Well” but what does that mean exactly? To answer that question, we compiled a short list of articles packed with information on why a good night’s sleep is critical to a healthy lifestyle.
This article, by Ben Katz on the Lumosity blog, discusses the connection of sleeping well with our ability to think sharply, make good decisions and memory recall.
Here’s a short and sweet article by the namesake at Mark’s Daily Apple. Our favorite? Why a glass of wine will help you sleep well!
We like this slideshow from WebMD that shows 10 easy things you can do literally sleep well and live well. Check out slide 4 for some sleep specific thoughts.
As you can see, there are plenty of ways to make sure you’re getting a good night’s sleep. Have any particular things you do to make sure you’re well rested? Let us know in the comments below!
Mattresses Made in America
All mattresses are not created equal.
If someone is to buy a mattress from The Mattress Factory in Fanwood, NJ, odds are, it has not even been built yet. There is not a warehouse with an enormous amount of inventory waiting to be pulled from; we custom build your mattress after you buy it.
There are not too many places, or even industries, where someone can walk in and see something being built, but at The Mattress Factory we’ve been building mattresses locally for over 30 years.
Not only is it made right here in New Jersey; the mattresses are also built with all American raw materials. When we say, “Made in America”, we mean it. What you will get from The Mattress Factory is a great mattress that will support your budget, but more importantly, your lifestyle
Our sales team takes the time to find out what each individual is looking for in a mattress. Not everyone needs the most expensive mattress money can buy. Every person has a different body type and different needs. All of this is taken into consideration while working with our customers.
Fun with the Nirvana Latex Mattress
At The Mattress Factory in Fanwood, NJ we believe that having fun with your job is an important part of running a successful company. We’re serious when it comes to our mattresses. In fact, our Nirvana Latex Mattress collection uses 6 inches of Talalay Latex – the highest grade of latex available. You can read more about why this mattress is so impressive here.
But the other side of the coin, or mattress in this case, is having fun while we’re at it. For instance, in this picture, you can see my kids doing what anyone with a showroom full of bouncy mattresses would do…
…and this certainly isn’t limited to kids as proven by my wife flying through the air!
To bring the atmosphere of fun we promote in our showroom, we’re planning a community event this spring to do nothing more than have some fun. We’ve got some ideas in mind – mattress races, pool tournament and more – but what would you like to see?
Inside The Mattress Factory
Have you ever driven past The Mattress Factory showroom on South Avenue in Fanwood and wondered what exactly we do? Along with selling the finest mattresses in New Jersey, we produce them here as well! So come inside, check out our showroom and take a behind the scenes look at our mattress production facility.
In our showroom, you’ll find our entire line of inner spring and latex mattresses. This post is about what we do so I encourage you to visit the tab above ‘Our Mattresses’, to learn all about our different mattress products.
Behind the showroom is where the production takes place. We start with our raw materials, from inner springs and latex to quilting material, which are “Made in the USA”.
Next, we produce the quilted exterior for the particular mattress. In the picture (top, right) you can see the roll of foam used in all of our mattresses making its way to the quilting machine. And in the up close shot (bottom, right), our workhorse of a quilter adds the familiar diamond pattern you’ll see on our “home made” mattresses.
The final step in our mattress production is loading the cotton pads and quilted covers onto the tape edge table. This is where final assembly takes place before delivery to the customer. And just in case you were wondering – Ron Shovlin, owner of The Mattress Factory, does produce some of the mattresses himself!
So that wraps up our tour inside The Mattress Factory here in Fanwood, NJ. The next time you’re looking for a mattress, be sure to come by and take a look!