ARCHDALE, N.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sealy and World Market Center (WMC)
announced today that Sealy will exhibit at Las Vegas Market in January, 2006
and that Sealy has leased a permanent showroom in Building B at WMC beginning
"Las Vegas Market provides our west coast and international customers with
a convenient and accessible location and offers Sealy another opportunity to
showcase our portfolio of products, meet with customers and do business," said
Dave McIlquham, chairman and chief executive officer of Sealy.
"World Market Center has done a terrific job in creating a world-class
environment, drawing tens of thousands of buyers from more than 80 countries
and an array of quality companies -- and Sealy is proud to be among them,"
said Larry Rogers, president, Sealy International.
World Market Center expects the January furniture market will be attended
by tens of thousands of qualified buyers and by more than 350 journalists from
the U.S. and international media.
World Market Center officials are excited to have Sealy, the top bedding
manufacturer exhibiting in the Pavilions for the January 2006 Las Vegas
Market, as well as becoming a permanent tenant in the second building for the
January 2007 show. Babs Blair, Director of Leasing at World Market Center
commented, "Sealy is such a well known and respected name in the bedding
category and we are proud to have them as temporary exhibitors for 2006, as
well as future tenants in Building B. With the addition of Sealy, Las Vegas
Market has definitely become 'the destination' for bedding buyers in the home
Sealy will exhibit in Pavilion II in January 2006. In addition to its
exhibit at WMC, Sealy will also showcase an array of its product offerings at
The Aladdin Hotel. The Las Vegas Market opens January 30 and runs through
February 3, 2006.
Sealy is the largest bedding manufacturer in the world and is the leading
bedding company in North America. Including its subsidiaries, Sealy has 30
manufacturing plants in the United States, Canada, France, Italy, Brazil,
Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay and Korea. There are a total of 12 international
licensees operating in Spain, Portugal, Australia, Israel, Jamaica, Dominican
Republic, Saudi Arabia, Japan, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, the
Bahamas and the United Kingdom. In addition to its licensees, Sealy's Asian
joint venture operates in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan
Sealy produces and sells a full range of mattresses under the Sealy, Sealy
Posturepedic(R), Stearns & Foster and Bassett brand names. Sealy-branded
licensed products include: crib mattresses, sheets, pillows, mattress pads and
comforters, office chairs, futons and sleep sofas. For more information on
Sealy, Inc. visit http://www.sealy.com.
World Market Center
World Market Center is an integrated home and hospitality contract
furnishings showroom and convention complex in Las Vegas. When fully built,
at 12 million square feet in 8 buildings, World Market Center will be the
largest trade show facility in the World. The 12 million square foot campus
will showcase furniture, decorative accessories, lighting, area rugs, home
textile and related segments, as well as a Design Center open year-round to
the trade. The second building is under construction and will open in 2007;
officials are now leasing the third building to a broad cross-section of the
home furnishings industry. The second Las Vegas Market is being held January
30 - February 3, 2006 with permanent showrooms on-site at World Market Center.
Temporary exhibits will be located at the Pavilions adjacent to World Market
Center and at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center, as well as Off-Price Home &
Gift at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Grayson Dixon 336.774.9226
Maria G. Lachapelle 336.403.2339
Jessica Neville 702.599.3062
SOURCE Sealy, Inc.