Chittenden & Eastman Company

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Chittenden & Eastman Company
IndustryManufacturing
SuccessorEastman House
Founded1866
Burlington, Iowa
FounderG.M. Todd
H. Bailey
Headquarters
North Brunswick, New Jersey
,
United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Stuart Carlitz (CEO)
Matthew Connolly (President)
ProductsMattresses
ServicesComplete Line Mattress Manufacturer
DivisionsEastman House
Websiteeastmanhousemattress.com


Chittenden & Eastman Company (established in 1866) is an American handcrafting mattress manufacturer originally based in Burlington, Iowa.[1] The company has thirty factories around the world and is currently headquartered in North Brunswick, New Jersey.[2] Chittenden & Eastman's intellectual property has since been purchased by Mattress Development Company of Delaware which reintroduced the Eastman House brand into the marketplace. The company is active with over 30 factories and licensees worldwide.

Eastman House has licensees in the following countries: Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, New Zealand, Omen, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, Ukraine, United States, Vietnam, Yemen.

Company history[edit]

Chittenden & Eastman Company Building Burlington Iowa
  • Chittenden & Eastman Company was founded by G.M. Todd and H. Bailey in 1866.[3][4]
  • In 1972, Company moves its mattress manufacturing operations to a 90,000-square-foot facility in Roosevelt Avenue and 170,000-square-foot added to it in 1975.[5]
  • In 1993, Company expands its business to New York and New England markets.
  • In 1994, Chittenden & Eastman Company acquired Aireloom Bedding.[6][7][8]
  • In 1995, Chittenden & Eastman signed to manufacturer Dormir Sleep Products.[9]
  • In 2003, Chittenden & Eastman relocated production to Missouri.[10]
  • In 2007, Chittenden & Eastman's intellectual property was purchased by Mattress Development Company of Delaware which reintroduced the Eastman House brand into the marketplace.[11]
  • In 2008, Eastman House Company added Houston-based Sanitary Mattress as a licensee.[12]
  • In 2009, Eastman House Company added Australia based company A.H. Beard as a licensee.[2]
  • In 2011, Eastman House Company added Canada based company Vogue Bedding as a licensee.[13]
  • In 2014, Matthew Connolly was appointed as president of the company.[14]
  • In 2015 (March), Eclipse and Eastman House mattress brand enter Guatemala[15]
  • In April 2015, Saudi Arabia's Almutlaq Group licenses Eastman House Mattress Brand[16]
  • In April 2015, Spears family of Heritage Sleep Products open new plant selling Eastman House and Eclipse mattresses.[17]
  • In 2015, Illinois Sleep Products signed agreement to produce mattresses under Eastman House mattress brands.[18]
  • In 2015, Eastman House company donates mattresses for the Pope Francis entourage to Philadelphia.[19][20]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chittenden & Eastman Company History". FundingUniverse. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Australia's A.H. Beard to sell Eastman House mattresses". Furniture Today. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  3. ^ "Iridescent Glass Often Keeps The Secret Of Maker". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  4. ^ "American Manufactured Furniture". Schiffer Publishing Ltd. 1988.
  5. ^ "Partners reviving Eastman House brand". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Kluft, Robb form strategic alliance to market Aireloom, Chittenden & Eastman nationwide". Furniture Today. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Eastman Buys Aireloom Bedding," HFD". The Weekly Home Furnishings Newspaper. January 17, 1994.
  8. ^ "LIFE AFTER FOUR 'S'S: MATTRESS VENDORS FIND THEIR NICHE IN ABRAND-DRIVEN INDUSTRY". Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Spears Family Launches Heritage Sleep Concepts Featuring Eclipse and Eastman House Mattress Brands". Furninfo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  10. ^ "Mattress industry news round-up". Marshall Democrat-News. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Chittenden & Eastman - Trademark Details". Justia. Retrieved 12 November 2015.
  12. ^ "Sanitary Mattress now Eastman House licensee". Furniture Today. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  13. ^ "Canada's Vogue Bedding joins Eclipse, Eastman House as licensee". Furniture Today. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  14. ^ "30 Year Mattress Veteran Matthew Connolly Appointed President of Eclipse". Furninfo.com. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  15. ^ "Eclipse and Eastman House mattress brands enter Central America". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Saudi Arabias Almutlaq Group licenses Eclipse Mattress Brand". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  17. ^ "Spears family open new plant selling Eclipse, Eastman House mattresses". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  18. ^ "Eclipse and Eastman House Get New Licensee". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Bedding Industries of America Donates Mattresses for Papal Visit To Philadelphia". Furninfo.com. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 8 November 2015.
  20. ^ "Visiting Pope Francis will snooze on Saatva mattress". BedTimes Magazine. Retrieved 8 November 2015.

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