Sealy Leases Permanent Showroom at World Market Center
Sealy, World Market Center Announce Sealy's Exhibit for January Furniture
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 in 2007. "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 furnishings industry." 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, Inc. 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 and Vietnam. 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. Contacts: Grayson Dixon 336.774.9226 email@example.com Maria G. Lachapelle 336.403.2339 firstname.lastname@example.org Jessica Neville 702.599.3062 email@example.com
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