Seven Mattress Makers go to Vegas....

Seven Mattress Makers go to Vegas....

Last week, a team of seven United Brotherhood of Carpenters union members from our mattress factory attended a Leadership Conference at the UBC International Training Center in Las Vegas. These McRoskey employees work on the shop floor in all five manufacturing departments: sewing, innerspring, garnetting, box springs and mattress. While many do not work with wood per se, all McRoskey craftspeople are members of the United Brother of Carpenters and Joiners.
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How to Fluff a Pillow

How to Fluff a Pillow from McRoskey, starring Palo Alto's own, James!

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Recipe for a McRoskey Box Spring

Recipe for a McRoskey Box Spring

The box springs boost the bed's overall support and comfort and absorb a lot of the nightly wear and tear. A good box spring is as important as a good mattress to ensure a comfortable, restful and healthy night's sleep. Therefore, knowing what your box spring is made of and how it's made is critical for making the right choice for your sleep.
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Comfort Ingredients: A Primer

We take great pride in the materials that we choose to craft our amazingly comfortable mattresses. Fiber, wire and wood are our ingredients for comfort.
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Edward L. McRoskey and the History of Tufting

In the late 1800's, the McRoskey brothers, Edward and Leonard, moved from St. Louis to San Francisco to sell mattress manufacturing equipment to mattress makers on the West Coast. They arrived in the middle of a nationwide economic shock and discovered that there weren't many mattress manufacturers in the area, and decided to set up shop making mattresses themselves.
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A Litte Bit of Mattress History

A Litte Bit of Mattress History

Back in the day, mattresses were one of the most valuable items in the home, so firefighters carried bed keys on every call in order to easily disassemble frames and usher mattresses to safety.
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What Happens to Old Mattresses?

What Happens to Old Mattresses?

Here at McRoskey, we are true believers in the importance of recycling old mattresses. Every mattress that is taken apart and its materials reused is one less mattress that is taking up space in a landfill.
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Walking Out a McRoskey Mattress

Walking Out a McRoskey Mattress

Jumping on your bed. As a kid you loved jumping on your bed (although your parents probably wagged a finger and said, "No more monkeys jumping on the bed!"). What if you could do it as a grown-up and make a living at it? At the McRoskey mattress factory jumping on the mattresses is part of the process! It is in the job description of our mattress filler, Rueben Reynosa. We call it "walking out" the mattress. This unusual but very necessary step happens after a mattress is filled with layers and layers of cotton, polyester or wool batting but before it is tufted.

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Tips for Taking Care of Your Mattress

Tips for Taking Care of Your Mattress

Often overlooked, taking care of your mattress and box spring will help to ensure lasting comfort and an optimal return on your mattress investment.

Here are several easy-to-follow tips for mattress care.

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10 Reasons McRoskey is on 10 Best Mattress List

10 Reasons McRoskey is on 10 Best Mattress List

The newest edition of National Geographic's 10 Best of
Everything
includes McRoskey Mattress Company on the 10 best mattresses list. This is an endorsement that we happen to think is well deserved.

So we came up with our 10 best reasons to buy a McRoskey.

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Specifying a Mattress for a Sleeper Sofa

Specifying a Mattress for a Sleeper Sofa

Next week I will have the pleasure of talking about one of my favorite things -- McRoskey mattress manufacturing and our custom mattresses -- to a group of designers and furniture industry professionals.
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Factory Tours are Great Family Fun

Factory Tours are Great Family Fun

In April 2012, a family on spring break toured our mattress factory in the Central Waterfront District of San Francisco. The parents were visiting the area with their two children and two nieces all between the ages of 8 and 12.
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