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Sound Sleep Quietly Builds Strong Business

Time:2020-01-10 14:31:16    Share:

John Larsen (left), owner and chief executive officer of Sound Sleep Products, bought the company in 1994. His wife, Sudie Larsen, handles customer service for the mattress producer.

Two years after moving into a larger production facility in Sumner, Washington, Sound Sleep Products has worked hard to surmount the inevitable challenges that come with this type of major change. Now, having completed the transition, the company is turning its energies to other priorities on its to-do list, such as devising creative new ways to help retailers generate more store traffic and sales.

When Sound Sleep relocated in late 2017, it closed its former 45,000-square-foot plant in Tacoma, Washington, and moved those operations to a 120,000-square-foot facility in Sumner. The new plant is equipped with the latest technology and features, including 27 loading docks and a 20,000-square-foot area dedicated to inbound and outbound shipping. The plant’s location adjoins a freeway on-ramp with easy access to the I-5 corridor.

“The new plant design enabled us to dramatically increase our production and logistical capabilities, maintaining our consistent commitment to safe and efficient operation,” Larsen says.

Sound Sleep once had a retail store but now has an on-site showroom at its headquarters where retailers can visit and learn more about the company’s mattresses.

 showroom was designed with our independent retailers in mind,” Larsen says. “They need the same things larger chains need — quality products, great service, marketing materials and direction. It’s not just product. We must support them in every phase of the business.”

“此展示厅的设计考虑了我们的独立零售商,” Larsen说。 “他们需要大型连锁店需要的东西-优质的产品,优质的服务,营销材料和方向。 不只是产品。 我们必须在业务的各个阶段为他们提供支持。”


The new facility represents a “substantial investment in Sound Sleep’s future,” he adds. “It also stands as a statement of our faith and success in manufacturing in the USA and the Pacific Northwest.”

他补充说,新设施代表着“对Sound Sleep未来的重大投资”。 “这也表明了我们在美国和西北太平洋地区制造的信念和成功。”