The bed-in-a-box mattress business continues to grow, with an Arizona-based mattress company breaking ground for a new manufacturing and corporate headquarters site.
Brooklyn Bedding will triple production capacity at its $72 million, 650,000-square-foot site in Glendale, Ariz. (The company, now based in Phoenix, is named for the founder's daughter, not the borough in New York City.)
With the expansion, the company will be almost 100 percent vertically integrated, CEO John Merwin said.
The company, like other bed-in-a-box makers, sells directly to customers. It produces beds with polyurethane foam, some of them made with inner springs. The company began as a reseller of overstocked mattresses, then built up its own in-house production when it had problems sourcing some mattress sizes.
The expansion for Brooklyn Bedding comes as other competitors such as Purple Innovation Inc. and Milly-brand mattress maker Healthcare Company Ltd. have also expanded production.