Phoenix mattress manufacturer making hospital beds during pandemic

Posted at 9:30 AM, Mar 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-27 12:38:21-04

Phoenix-based Brooklyn Bedding is repurposing a specific mattress-producing technology to manufacture hospital beds in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While Brooklyn Bedding doesn’t have a history of making hospital mattresses, it will use the same technology it developed for the trucking industry in the early 2000s.

Sixteen years ago, Brooklyn Bedding was approached by Phoenix-based Knight-Swift Transportation to develop a mattress to help truckers soak up diesel fuel spills in crisis situations.

At the time, truckers were using regular mattresses.

Read more from the Phoenix Business Journal.