Louisville Bedding wants to be there while you eat and sleep your life away. The company makes textiles for the bedroom and dining room, including mattress pads, bedskirts, table linens, and bed pillows, under the Simmons and Nautica brand names. In addition to its manufacturing facilities in Kentucky and California, the firm's Aerated Home Fashions subsidiary provides manufacturing and distribution to its Canadian and northern US customers. Louisville got its start in the late 19th century when Samuel Cruse established the Louisville Pillow and Mattress Company (renamed Louisville Bedding Company in 1917 after being bought out by a group of investors).
While the economy took a turn for the worse, Louisville Bedding was busy enticing customers to purchase with more product choices and licensed brand extensions. To this end, the bedding business launched its Simmons Beautyrest Beginnings collection for toddlers to teens. The collection includes crib mattress pads, sheets, blankets, and pillows, as well as pillows. Louisville Bedding also has extended its reach overseas through a joint venture formed in 2005. It partnered with Pem-America and Jia Le to establish operations in China. – less