Friday, January 27, 2012

Manufacturing Is Key to Innovation as Well as Jobs...

Manufacturing Is Key to Innovation as Well as Jobs - Technology Review

... But manufacturing is critical to the health of the U.S. economy for reasons other than just job creation. Recent academic research and much anecdotal evidence suggest that having a robust manufacturing sector is critical in the development of next-generation technologies... - excerpt from Technology Review article

Manufacturing and innovation go hand in hand. Manufacturing without innovation is "me too" manufacturing.

Global Systems Group companies like Gribetz International, Porter International and Gateway Systems are leaders in the field of mattress machinery manufacturing because we work cooperatively between our customers, our own R&D departments and our engineers. Best of all - we pour all that knowledge into machines we manufacture under our own roof!

GSG has a long history of building machinery that mattress manufacturers need because we are right in the thick of mattress manufacturing. This leads to intuitive thinking that produces new innovation for manufacturers.


The Idea Center is crucial to our R&D development. It's no wonder our sewing lab looks like a factory floor - that's our inspiration!

Our newest innovations inspired by manufacturers like you will be on display at ISPA EXPO 2012. Come by our booth, 2433, to see the next-generation mattress equipment that will be on mattress factory floors like yours soon.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Healthy sleep could create healthy opportunity

Sleep apnea testing is on the rise and insurance approval may be in decline...

"...Some insurers, including WellPoint, are changing the way they pay for sleep testing to curb the costs. Many now require a special pre-authorization. They also ask the doctor whether a patient qualifies for a home sleep test instead of one at the lab. Those changes are now widespread among Massachusetts insurers and are having an effect on the sleep industry in the state..." - excerpt from article

As insurance coverage falters, you may find greater opportunities for healthy sleep solutions through other bedding and sleep aid products. Sleep apnea is a serious health issue, and for some, there are no other solutions but CPAP machines and other medical treatments.

But if insurance companies make these treatments more difficult to obtain, creative health specialists may turn to other bedding products to help relieve some sleep disorders. New materials, new bed designs and new ideas could yield new opportunities for you.

You never know where your next opportunity may come from. To get ahead of the game, you need flexibility in your business planning and your manufacturing equipment.

Porter FPT-1000 is designed for flexible use.
Join a variety of materials on this very adaptable border machine.
Global Systems Group designs mattress machines with technology to adapt for your next opportunity. See the newest innovations from GSG at ISPA EXPO booth 2433.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

"Amazing" tops 2012 list of "banished" words

"Amazing" tops 2012 list of "banished" words
Michigan's Lake Superior State University is featuring those phrases in its annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The 2012 list, released Friday, was compiled by the university from nominations submitted from across the globe. - excerpt from CBS News story

If you feel it's time for some improved changes, you're not alone. Global Systems Group is never content with the status quo. That's why we strive to develop technology to give you new advantages in the mattress market. The Gribetz B45 quilter is a great example! In 2011, we showed you how to create creative quilted stitching on your mattress borders.

At ISPA EXPO 2012, we'll show you how to add decorative ribbon and handle materials to your borders on the B45. Combine quilting and decorative materials all at the same time. That kind of innovation is a game-changer! (I hope that phrase never makes it on the "Banished Words" list!)

Sometimes combining operations like this is good, sometimes not so good:

Thank you in advance for the ginormous patience you must have to read through the trickeration of this amazing sentence aimed to ease our shared sacrifice as we strive to win the future through acceptance of the new normal we know as a baby bump growing in the pet parent that will occupy our man cave - and please, no blowback!

There - I combined all the "banished" words into one sentence and got them all out of my system at once!

We'll combine all our newest innovations in Booth 2433 at ISPA EXPO in March. Be sure to visit us there!

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Game on, 2012!

It's crunch time in the mattress industry. To get ahead in this game, you need experience you can count on, a touch of creativity and gutsy decision-making.

Sometimes you need a whole new strategy - new tools, new technology – a unique approach. That’s a game-changer!

Reducing your needle settings
from 270 to only 16 is a game changer!

If you're not satisfied with your company's performance, it might be time for a change. Increasing your quilting production by over 40% by quilting at 1600 RPM on the Gribetz V16 quilter is the kind of thing that can change the way you do business.*

Download the V16 quilting production calculator here to see how much it can change your panel production.

Global Systems Group companies have been developing game-changing mattress equipment for decades. The experience, innovative technology and focused vision of GSG can get you ahead of the game.

Visit us in booth 2433 at ISPA EXPO, March 14-17 to see the V16 and so much more!

* Production estimates are based on reasonable industry standards. Some results may vary. Contact your GSG sales representative for full details.

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