SUMNER, Wash., July 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- John Larsen has announced that Sound Sleep Products recently leased over four thousand square feet of showroom space in downtown Tacoma, Washington. The space houses a state of the art showroom for Sound Sleep's newest licensed product, Paramount Sleep.
The Paramount Sleep brand is the latest license to be acquired by John. Larsen purchased The Oregon Mattress Company, of Newberg, Oregon, in January of this year. The Oregon company manufactures Restonic licensed bedding and operates as Oregon Mattress Acquisition, a sister company to Sound Sleep Products, which John bought in 1993. Sound Sleep Products' Sumner factory will produce the new Paramount Sleep licensed brand along with the Sound's existing Lady Americana line.
Larsen now has two mattress factories producing three brands, plus Pacific Components in Tacoma, Washington. Pacific Components was acquired by Larsen in his quest to be vertically integrated and green. "We manufacture three types of coils, cut foam, fabricate foundations, pour gel and turn quilt scrap into what we call Eco Pad®. Acquiring Pacific Components allowed us to greatly reduce our dependence on outside vendors and Eco Pad® keeps thousands of pounds of scrap out of landfills." The Tacoma facility supplies both the Sumner and Oregon factories with components.
John attributes his aggressive acquisition of brands and businesses to the recent alignment of big retail with big manufacturing in the bedding industry. "The big retail chains have become an extension of the big manufacturers. Independent retailers feel these relationships have made them second class citizens with the big brands and are looking for alternatives." Larsen went on to say that the alternatives the independents are seeking have to be on a par with the bigger brands. "Today's independent bedding retailers need the same things the larger chains need. We must be able to provide the whole package - great product and service, plus marketing materials and direction. It's not just product, we must support them in every phase of the business."
Sound Sleep Products Inc., Oregon Mattress Acquisition, and Pacific Components Co., are owned and operated by John Larsen. Mr. Larsen purchased a small local company in 1993 and grew it into a regional mattress and component supplier serving the entire Pacific Northwest. John is an active part of the mattress industry and a former member of the ISPA board of directors.
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SOURCE Sound Sleep Products