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Business is booming for Toronto’s luxury-mattress maker

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Brad and Eric Warner are keenly aware of the past as they try to push their boutique mattress business into the future.
More than a century ago, the company\'s founder, James Marshall, invented the pocket coil system, a revolutionary way to replace a mattress filled with cotton material or horse hair.
Now, after 115, the Marshall mattress continues to make these high.
End mattress 35,000square-
The foot of the swill factory 35 joined the union staff.
With the growth of order demand, overtime work has emerged.
Manufacturing in Toronto may be falling, especially within the city border, but the company is expanding, 15,000. square-
Sales in the United States increased for the first time in 25 years this fall, possibly hiring 10 more employees.
\"We learn from the past.
We live in the present.
We plan for the future, \"said Brad Warner, who runs the company with his wife Saran Anisman.
\"As we grow, it is important to hire and teach the skills we have learned.
This means cutting the details by hand even with Belgian damask fabric
Some high
End mattresses and box springs cost as much as $19,000, a Queen\'s set.
Hudson Bay has been selling the Marshall brand for 50 years, and it features a special edition of the heritage series to mark the anniversary, which was not launched until autumn.
Inside the factory, there was equipment dating back to the 1940 s.
The wire of the coil is carefully cut, wrapped individually in the fabric and carefully placed inside the mattress box.
It\'s easy to make a mattress with a dozen hands, sometimes including a mattress from Brad Warner;
He likes to be the last hand.
You can finish the tufting work for two people in an hour.
Warner learned the business when he was young and made box springs when he was 13, as did his father Harry.
Warner\'s grandfather and uncle worked for Marshall but started an internal competition Company.
Spring mattress 1928.
In the end, Harry Warner purchased the Marshall mattress from Chrysler, which purchased the pocket coil for the seat of the luxury car.
Brad took over the company in 1987, and last year Brad\'s son, Eric, joined the company, working in marketing in the entertainment industry.
As the fourth generation of the mattress industry, Eric learned a number of steps in the mattress manufacturing process, from making coils to sewing the final edges on the mattress.
But Eric brings the marketing and branding experience to help the company move in a new direction, including developing the company\'s website.
\"Like my dad, I \'ve been surrounded by mattresses and companies all my life,\" Eric said . \" He added that he enjoyed seeing his father\'s enthusiasm for the business.
Brad admits it\'s never been easy to work with parents, but adds that learning has developed in both directions as they push the company forward.
As a private holding company, they will not disclose the financial situation, but will say that the company has maintained steady growth, with sales increasing by 50 from 2013 to 2014.
The wona people compare their work to creating beautiful furniture.
Notice that the focus is on quality and that employees are paid by time rather than piece work.
\"People\'s work is purposeful.
This is not dangerous.
\"But people are trying to get the goods out,\" said Brad Warner . \".
\"Marshall doesn\'t want to take shortcuts,\" he said . \" He added that customers are usually pleasantly surprised to hear that the beds are made in Canada.
\"There are many competitors, but we have to compete from a small scale.
\"The original firm Foundation was: mechanic and engineer James Marshall came up with the idea of the original pocket coil for his sick wife.
In 1900, he obtained the original patent of Canada and then the patent of the United States. S. and U. K.
Pocket coils become commonplace, pre-
Sew the compressed coil in a separate fabric pocket and replace the mattress that fills the material to create a bump.
Marshall mattress was founded in Toronto in 1900.
Its first factory is located on Lombard Street. near the St.
Lawrence Market
Over the years, it has multiple locations including Dr. Laird.
At the intersection, since 1988, when sville\'s.
At present, the plant with 35 employees is expanding to an area of 15,000 square feet.
Going global: as Marshall mattresses become more and more popular, they are found on the sleeper of Canadian Pacific and Canadian National rail cars, as well as on the steamboat lines including CP and Cunard-White Star Line.
In this 1928 ad for the Toronto Daily Star, it touted the Marshall mattress equipped with the Mauretania.
Acquisition Time: before the middle of the year
1920 with the recession in Canada, James Marshall lost control of his company. A.
Young industry, wire
Is a manufacturer of a company supplier.
Marshall mattress then appeared as a product for Marshall Steyn at a trade show in Toronto\'s furniture market in their 1930 s.
On the way: in the 1940 s, Chrysler acquired Marshall because it used Marshall coil springs in high school seats
A tailcar like Imperial.
In 1965, car manufacturers stripped off
Core business, Marshall was sold to Harry Warner, owner of rival Inner-
Spring mattress, 1965.
Warner\'s father, esado, is an ex-boyfriend of his uncle and family.
Marshall employees have built up internal
In the spring of 1928, it was eventually incorporated into the Marshall brand.
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