Simmons Mattress Company
A Classic Bedtime Story
125 Years of Innovation
A Classic Bedtime Story—125 Years of Innovation tells the story of a “classic” American business. In 1870 Zalmon Gilbert Simmons launched a small manufacturing operation making cheese boxes. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit, Simmons was always looking for new ventures. One day while reading a newspaper article, his eye caught an article about mass producing woven wire mattresses. He knew if he could acquire the patent and produce the mattresses reasonably he would be on the road to success.
I wanted to let you know how thrilled Simmons Company is with our book. Every comment has been one of highest praise. The story of Simmons and Beautyrest is the story of one of the world’s most recognized trademarks, and we are proud to have had that story captured so well.