Friday, January 29, 2010

We are your biggest fan!

Have you signed up for your FREE pit pass yet?

Visit our Fan Appreciation Night party page to sign up and enjoy the celebration for all our industry friends during ISPA EXPO.

As you can see, there is a lot of fun planned, so you can relax and celebrate the good things we enjoy in our industry. The ISPA EXPO trade show is more than just business, it's a place to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry.

You deserve a pat on the back for your efforts and that's what we plan to do March 4th. Enjoy some good food, great fun and big smiles with us at the North Carolina Music Factory.

Go ahead, sign up for the fun - it's FREE and you've earned it!

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Thursday, January 28, 2010

EURO manufacturers can get even more value from GSG at ISPA EXPO

European mattress manufacturers should definately plan on attending ISPA EXPO 2010. Based on the current exchange rate, you can pick up a Gribetz quilter or fine Porter International sewing systems for a great value.

Now is the time to make the most of your money to get the best quilting machine available, the Paragon M+.

  1. See why the Gribetz Paragon M+ is such a great value  (Remember, the GSG website is multi-lingual now, so choose your native tongue)
  2. Check today's currency exchange rate
  3. Choose Charlotte lodging
  4. Meet us at Fan Appreciation Night, March 4
Most importantly, visit with Gribetz at ISPA EXPO booth 2625

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

All wrapped up in innovation?

Innovation may come in unusual forms and it often evolves into an unanticipated product. Best of all, innovation that proves beneficial has staying power. That's the case for Bubble Wrap, the popular packing material celebrating it's 50th anniversary this month.

"...Like many innovations, Bubble Wrap initially was conceived for an entirely different purpose. According to Aurichio, a New York City designer approached inventors Marc Chavannes and Al Fielding in the late 1950s with a proposal for creating textured wallpaper.

 That idea stalled, but the product the two men had created in a small lab in New Jersey found its niche when, according to company lore, Fielding was flying into Newark Airport and noticed the fluffy clouds that seemed to cushion the plane's descent..." - article at

Read more about Bubble Wrap's humble beginnings and unique appeal at this popular manufacturing website.

Global Systems Group knows a thing or two about innovation as well. Our companies have a combined history that far exceeds the age of Bubble Wrap and it's our innovation that keeps us moving ahead.

We'll be showing some of our popular wrapping solutions at ISPA EXPO.

See the next innovation in mattress machinery at the GSG booth 2625 at ISPA EXPO.

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Do you have a well-trained eye for machinery?

Can you identify the following mattress machinery parts?

If you can't put your finger on it, you may want to hone up on your machine skills by attending FREE Advanced Training Seminars from Gribetz International. Gribetz will be providing advance machine diagnostics training on March 4 and March 5 at ISPA EXPO 2010.

Contact us at to reserve your space in these FREE training seminars.

Here's another shot... can you identify the following mattress machinery parts?

Don't feel bad if you can't. That was a trick question. These images are from new machines that have never been seen at ISPA EXPO before.

Stop in GSG booth 2625 to see many more of these new, unique pieces of equipment designed to improve your factory production.

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Cinch-Loc™ for high speed pillow top bed production

Many veteran ISPA EXPO attendees may have enjoyed Bill Evans' helpful demonstration on building pillowtop mattresses, as in the video below. He shows you how to create an excellent mitered-corner pillow top bed with some great sewing systems from Porter International.

In 2010, Porter International will be demonstrating the fastest way to assemble a pillowtop with ruffled corners. Now you can have perfectly ruffled corners without precise marking and sewing or time-consuming build-up methods. One snug of the Cinch-Loc cord and you've got perfectly placed ruffled corners.

Cinch-Loc™ pillow top system* is the fastest way to build a pillow top bed - see for yourself at Booth 2625, in Charlotte.

(Of course if you still favor the mitered-corner pillowtops, Bill will be back in the booth at ISPA EXPO 2010, and he'd be glad to tell you how it's done.)

Do you have a preference?
Miter corners or Ruffle corners?

Please comment below;
GSG wants to know what you like.

* Cinch-loc™ pillow top style by Porter International® is patent pending
Cinch-Loc is a trademark of Mātrex®

Friday, January 22, 2010

Look for the future of mattress machinery technology at ISPA EXPO 2010

If you ever had a machinery idea that could improve your factory productivity, but didn't know where to begin looking for the tools, ISPA EXPO is the place to start looking.

Never think any idea is too impractical. Global Systems Group has worldwide resources working on ideas that prove to be more than practical; most have become essential to your factory! Those are the ideas that put you in front of the competition, so don't be bashful; sit down and discuss these ideas with us at ISPA EXPO 2010.

Global Systems Group demonstrated a quilt panel handling robot at ISPA EXPO 2008. Skeptics may say, "What a waste of floor space," but we prefer to be in the forefront of machinery technology rather than falling behind.

Isn't that where you want to be too?

Stay current with up-and-coming mattress plant ideas, and stay ahead of your competition by visiting GSG booth 2625 at ISPA EXPO.

If you can't wait to share your brainstorm with us, visit and tell us about it right now.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Put your mattress border style plans in motion

What's the big deal about a programmable border slitter, you say?

It's 2010. Today's market demands more diversity in your product choices. This requires more flexibility and better efficiency in the way you produce it.

That's where the Gribetz ProSlit™, a programmable border slitter, comes in. Fourteen circular blades can be programmed by desired position through the touchscreen control panel.

The computerized machine will move each blade into precise location in a matter of seconds. This enables a mattress manufacturer to store and change border cut selections quickly and effectively. This minimizes labor and downtime and improves JIT manufacturing capabilities.

Play this video snippet below to see the ProSlit
reposition 4 blades in under 40 seconds!

A visit to most showrooms at recent furniture Market events will prove border styling has become an attractive way to differentiate product lines. The ProSlit's patent pending technology can make your border cell operation more efficient than ever.

The fully guarded Gribetz ProSlit is also the SAFEST border slitter available. Blades are automatically moved and sharpened by the machine itself, so no personnel is at risk during these operations.

You can only see a programmable border slitter in the GSG booth 2625, so come by for a demo at ISPA EXPO 2010.

Read about more innovation that has emerged from recent trade shows; visit our GSG news page.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

What machines are you looking for at ISPA EXPO?

Global Systems Group is planning a full line-up mattress machinery in Booth 2625 at ISPA EXPO 2010.

There will be many of our main product lines:

New Equipment
GSG is excited to be bringing new equipment never seen at an ISPA EXPO before - even some revolutionary systems completely new to the industry!
Sorry - I can't reveal too many details about those machines at this time, but come back soon for more about these show surprises.

Border Slitter

What we want to know from you is:
What are we missing?

Share a comment below to inform us of your needs and we'll see if we can arrange to meet those needs.

We can't provide unless you tell us what you want.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Make your trip to ISPA EXPO pay for itself

Still not sure if it's worth your time to attend ISPA EXPO, in March?
What if GSG could show you a way your trip could pay for itself?

On Thursday and Friday afternoons, during the EXPO, GSG will be hosting FREE seminars to provide advanced courses for BatchMode/AutoSchedule® programs and quilt machine diagnostics training.

The information you can learn during these free sessions could make your factory more productive and eliminate enough waste to pay for the trip to ISPA EXPO*.

Depending on the resulting waste reduction, it can be shown that BatchMode/AutoSchedule® can save some producers $10,000's per year!

Here is a simplified estimator:

Enter Value

Cost of Queen quilt panel:

(Materials & labor)

Crop Outs per shift/machine:

Your annual estimated savings with Gribetz Batch Mode is:


Calculations are determined with these standard figures:
  • Queen panel is made from 61" wide panel.
  • Average materials savings with Batch Mode is 10 inches per crop.
  • 250 working days in a year.

Visit the GSG booth 2625 at ISPA EXPO 2010 to see if we can save you enough money to pay for the trip, or more.

Email us to reserve you a space at these limited seating events.

* Actual savings produced by BatchMode/AutoSchedule and related processes will vary by manufacturer. Estimated savings calculations are based on reasonable industry standards. Actual results may vary. Not all manufacturers can expect to save the maximum money savings indicated.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

Every day counts

The race is on till the start of ISPA EXPO 2010 and GSG is making plans each day. There are less than 50 days to go, but you can quickly reference that day count at any time with the convenient countdown widget posted on this site.

When it comes to making everyday count, GSG understands that time is money in the mattress industry. Come and see all the time saving machinery GSG can provide to make each day in your factory more productive.

We will be hosting seminars during the ISPA EXPO that will show you how to get the most out of your equipment each day. We will share spreadsheet calculations that show your money savings potential, based on your daily production capacity.

Make today a productive day: schedule your visit to the ISPA EXPO 2010 now.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Hang on tight - you're in for a fast ride!

So you like things moving at a fast pace? You have a fun-filled competitive spirit?
You'll surely enjoy the race car simulator contest that will be set up in our ISPA EXPO booth.

This high tech simulator provides a lifelike experience with full velocity motion and you can feel the steering wheel strain endured by your favorite race car driver.

Top competitors will win some great prizes following the ISPA Expo contest. Find out more details at the Leggett & Platt show site,

If it's high speed action you like, check out these mattress machines we'll be displaying in the GSG Booth 2625:
When you get to Charlotte, race over to the GSG pit and get a good dose of high speed mattress equipment.

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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fan Appreciation Night - March 4

Fan Appreciation Night
We know how hard you work in this industry. We know it's not easy.

That's why we're your biggest fans.

The ISPA EXPO gives us the opportunity to express our gratitude by giving you a party. Go to this Leggett & Platt ISPA show website to get your free pit pass and join us for a good time in Charlotte.

Fast facts
  • Fan Appreciation Night
  • March 4
  • 6pm to 10pm
  • North Carolina Music Factory

Have you received your invitation to the party? If not, contact your GSG rep and request yours today.

If you can't make it, be sure to check back here on the day of the party (ummm, maybe you should try back on the following day) and look for photos and updates from the party!

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What's your reason to attend ISPA EXPO 2010?

It's time to start booking travel arrangements for attending the ISPA EXPO, in March. Hopefully you are already planning to attend, but if you're not take a look at this blog to see if it may be worth your time after all.

The trade show industry cites these standard reasons for attending trade shows:
  1. See new industry products
  2. Network with collegues
  3. Get fresh business ideas
We know there are other reasons you may want to attend ISPA EXPO 2010 specifically:
  1. There has been tremendous changes in the mattress industry since the last EXPO. This will be a good point to collectively assess your own future.
  2. GSG has nearly a half-dozen innovative, new machines to demo.
  3. GSG will have FREE advanced training seminars that can improve your business as soon as you return from the show.
You probably have reasons of your own and we encourage you to share them so we can better provide a better show experience for you.

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Easy Button Loop Take Take Time

A key to isolating quilting issues is understanding the alignment of your quilter's needle and looper. The Gribetz Paragon M+ has an easy one touch button to show you this loop take time status of the Paragon M+.

This video shows how this works:

This is all done with the touch of a button, now located in an easily accessible location on the Paragon M+. Visit GSG booth 2625 at ISPA EXPO 2010 to see how easy this is in person.

Gribetz International will have FREE advanced training seminars during the ISPA show. Email us to get schedules and seminar topics: Email GSG.

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Helpful Links from GSGexpo

We'll provide you with as many useful links as we can to make your ISPA EXPO 2010 most beneficial.

If you run across such a link, be sure to update us: add a comment below with the link info included.

Here's some to start with:

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More GSG news

Keep up with Global Systems Group news beyond the ISPA EXPO event by visiting our press release pages on the GSG website.

Take a look and see what you may have missed....

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