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On September 25, 2009, Simmons announced a Chapter 11 restructuring plan and signed a purchase agreement with an investor group led by Ares Management and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. The bankruptcy court approved the deal, reducing the company’s total debt from about $1 billion to $450 million. The bankruptcy did not include subsidiaries in Canada and Puerto Rico, but those units were included in the deal with Ares Management and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan. Starting in February, Sleep Train stores are being re-named to Mattress Firm.
You can find a list of local charities by entering your zip code and searching the DonationTown directory. From there, you can visit the websites of charities and nonprofits near you to find their contact information and if they accept mattress donations. The Salvation Army may not be equipped to handle mattress donation, but they are a great place to donate other used furniture, electronics, home goods, clothing, and other unwanted items.
Sunny Kobe Cook and Robert Cook founded Sleep Country USA in 1991 as a specialty sleep store chain. It started with 8 stores and approximately 25 employees in Washington. In March 2000, New York-based Fenway Partners Inc. acquired Sleep Country from Robert Cook and Sunny Kobe Cook. In 2003, Fenway Partners sold Sleep Country USA to the Atlanta-based Simmons Company.
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This is the mattress off-gassing, or releasing volatile organic compounds . If you want to avoid the worst culprits, look for mattresses with foam that’s CertiPUR-US–certified . CertiPUR-US’s certification gives you the added assurance that the foam is free of specific chemicals, including PBDEs, TDCPP, and TCEP flame retardants. On October 2, 2012, private equity firm Advent International acquired a majority interest in AOT Bedding Super Holdings , the parent company of Simmons and Serta. Ares Management and the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan continued to own a "significant" share of company equity.
AMVETS has been providing assistance to military veterans for more than 50 years. They raise money to support their efforts through a network of thrift stores, with locations in Maryland, Delaware, northern Virginia, Washington, D.C., Texas and Oklahoma. Assuming you are in one of the areas where they have a store, they will gladly pick up donations of furniture and other items. You will need to enter your ZIP code and either your email address or phone number. For instance, the flippable, all-latex Zenhaven, our favorite latex mattress, should appeal to sleepers of all positions.
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Our friendly, uniformed truck team will call you minutes before your scheduled 2-hour appointment window to let you know exactly when to expect us. Shopping for mattresses can be a nightmare, and searching specifically for an innerspring model is its own special hell. The Saatva, which pairs a classic innerspring bounce with a cushy but understated Euro top, appeals to those who want to nestle in without feeling engulfed. But it doesn’t have the best motion isolation.
If you like the feeling of sinking into a bed, a foam mattress may suit you best. If you want to feel more held up, opt for the innerspring. And if you’re aiming for something between the two, try a hybrid mattress. If you’ve purchased a boxed mattress, let it air out for a few days in a well-ventilated area before you sleep on it. Ideally, this would be in a rarely used room, but don’t sweat it if that’s tough to do.