The surge in need for healthcare mattresses amid the COVID-19 pandemic has Gold Bond Mattress fulfilling additional orders from the state of Connecticut for use in pop-up and field hospitals being used to treat the sick. Within the last three weeks, the company has produced more than 3,500 healthcare mattresses allowing Gold Bond to keep its 65 factory workers employed.
The mattresses are being distributed by the state to the Army Corps of Engineers for use in temporary facilities, including convention centers, that are being used as healthcare outposts, as well as in hospitals. Connecticut has had more than 21,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus and treatment beds are running low. Gold Bond is one of the few mattresses manufacturers still operating in the northeast during this crisis.
“Because of our strong heritage in the Hartford area and throughout the state, we are honored to have been chosen to help during this time of national crisis. Not only are we helping our neighbors with these mattresses, but it is also comforting to our entire staff because we are able to make an important contribution like this and help save lives at this time,” said Robert Naboicheck, president of Gold Bond Mattress. “Our production of these mattresses also enables us to maintain and pay our hard-working employees.”
The two mattress styles are encased in anti-microbial, hypo-allergenic and fluid-proof green vinyl covers. One model is an all-foam design, and the innerspring design is made with cotton from Gold Bond’s in-house garneting operation.
Gold Bond is putting its expertise to work in making mattresses for healthcare facilities and college dormitory industries to help relieve the bed shortage. The fourth-generation, family owned company has been in Hartford, Connecticut, since its founding in 1899, and is well-versed in manufacturing contract, healthcare and dormitory mattresses. Gold Bond is the go-to company for a significant number of boarding schools and high-end private colleges in the Northeast.
About Gold Bond: Founded in 1899, Gold Bond is one of the nation’s largest family-operated independent mattress, specialty sleep and futon manufacturers. The company is a leader in mattress manufacturing techniques and has more than a century of experience bringing product innovations, high manufacturing standards and executive leadership to the industry. Gold Bond, the maker of the world’s most durable mattresses, incorporates the latest comfort technologies in products, such as Talalay Latex and encased coils and visco-elastic memory foam. Gold Bond currently ships to 40 states and five countries, and its products are available at more than 500 retail showrooms.