Corsicana and Englander Renew Partnership
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Eric Rhea, left, and Mark Kinsley.
Corsicana Mattress Co. and Englander announced they will continue their partnership following the recently approved acquisition of Corsicana assets by Blue Torch.
Dallas-based Corsicana has renewed its commitment to producing and promoting the Englander brand, which it had acquired in April 2021 when it purchased Symbol Mattress, formerly a partial owner of Englander.
“Englander is a strong national brand that is very important to us. It has a long history of innovation, quality products and customer loyalty that are all highly valued in our industry. Our customers want to sell brands they know and trust. Going forward, Englander’s national line products will be a prominent part of our portfolio,” said Eric Rhea, Corsicana CEO.
Corsicana filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization in June. Late last month, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Texas approved the sale of Corsicana to creditor Blue Torch, the company listed in the original Chapter 11 filing.
Englander President & CEO Mark Kinsley said, "Through the restructuring process, it became clear that Corsicana and its leadership team are focused on building and expanding the Englander brand and selling our national line products. Our coast-to-coast footprint, extensive product offerings, and robust marketing support uniquely position our group to serve retailers seeking better products with bigger margins. We are proud to renew our partnership with Corsicana as it reorganizes and prepares for growth.”
Corsicana officials said Blue Torch is committed to building the business and the restructuring will allow Corsicana to focus on its core customers while maximizing the strength of the Englander brand.
Englander is a 128-year-old manufacturer of mattresses. It was the first in the industry to produce latex “airfoam” mattresses when it partnered with Goodyear in the 1950s. Still innovating and making mattresses by hand today, Englander has 11 factories across the U.S.
Englander is a top USA bedding producer. Our bench-made mattresses have delivered millions of nights of happy sleep to people around the world. Our team of expert craftspeople use proven components to make the best mattresses in the world. Founded in 1894, Englander combines old world knowledge with state-of-the-art design to offer a range of sleep systems that deliver better sleep by design®.