Mattress Company Bucks Trend in Furniture Industry

THE WOES OF NORTH CAROLINA’S FURNITURE COMPANIES HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION IN RECENT YEARS. BUT THERE’S A BRIGHTER AND “SOFTER” SIDE TO THE INDUSTRY. MATTRESSES ARE MORE PROFITABLE THAN EVER AS SLEEP SYSTEMS HAVE GONE HIGH TECH. AND THERE’S ONE MATTRESS COMPANY IN MEBANE, NORTH CAROLINA THAT’S MAKING ITS MARK AFTER 100 YEARS IN THE BUSINESS. WUNC’S LEONEDA INGE REPORTS.

NOTE: This story was named a finalist for a 2004 Green Eyeshade Award for business reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists.

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