Inside The Mattress Factory

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Inside The Mattress Factory showroom
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Here you can see a roll of the foam used in our Sweet Dreams mattresses making it's way to the stitching machine
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This is our workhorse of a quilting machine
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On this table we assemble the final product
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This is a shot of our Made in the USA raw materials in the warehouse
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Recognize us?
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This is my first column, so I thought I would give you some background on The Mattress Factory.

Have you ever driven past our showroom on South Avenue in Fanwood and wondered what exactly we do?  Along with selling the finest mattresses in New Jersey, we produce them here as well!  So come inside, check out our showroom and take a behind the scenes look at our mattress production facility.

In our showroom, you’ll find our entire line of inner spring and latex mattresses.  This column is about what we do so I encourage you to visit our website to learn all about our different mattress products.

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Behind the showroom is where the production takes place.  We start with our raw materials, from inner springs and latex to quilting material, which are "Made in the USA".

Next, we produce the quilted exterior for the particular mattress.  In one of the pictures you can see the roll of foam used in all of our mattresses making its way to the quilting machine. And then in an up close shot, our workhorse of a quilter adds the diamond pattern you’ll see on our "home made" mattresses.

The final step in our mattress production is loading the cotton pads and quilted covers onto the tape edge table.  This is where final assembly takes place before delivery to the customer. And just in case you were wondering – I DO produce some of the mattresses myself!

So that wraps up our tour inside The Mattress Factory here in Fanwood, NJ.  The next time you’re looking for a mattress, be sure to come by and take a look!

Ron Shovlin, a lifelong resident of Westfield, has been involved in the family business, Shovlin Mattress Factory, his entire adult life. In addition to running Shovlin Mattress Factory, he has always been a very active member of the community. Ron has served on the Executive Committee of the Greater Westfield Area Chamber of Commerce.  “A strong community that supports its local businesses is what this country was built on and I feel is what makes this area something special,” says Ron.

Now, Ron and his wife, Kara, run the family business together. Ron and Kara met at Westfield High School and have been together ever since. “Having my wife’s creative ideas when it comes to the marketing has really allowed me to work on the business and focus on product development.”

The two of them not only own Shovlin Mattress Factory, they also started a clothing line called “I Dare You."  This is a clothing line designed to challenge and inspire people to go after the things they always wanted.  They refer to the line as “challengewear," and it was born out of their love of sports and all things fitness. Ron was a successful athlete in high school and college and continues to utilize those skills by coaching his two young boys.  “Being involved is the best way to give back. When you’re passionate about something it’s easy to get others excited.”

SLEEP WELL … LIVE WELL (I Dare You)

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