Southerland's story begins in 1893, when Swann Bedding Company began operating in Evansville, Indiana. Over the years, and multiple acquisitions later, Southerland Inc. is officially formed and in 1973, moves into a new plant on Southerland Drive in Nashville, TN. Southerland now operates four manufacturing plants throughout the United States of America.
The foam density of Southerland mattress comfort layers is consistently higher than industry standards. Additionally, all foams used in Southerland products are cut in-house and are 100% pre-stressed, meaning that the foam has undergone a finishing process to increase its durability and softness while inhibiting foam breakdown. This ensures a “like-new” bed feeling over a longer period of time. All foams used by Southerland are rigorously tested and certified by CertiPUR-US® to be free from harsh chemicals and heavy metals.
Southerland's stringent Quality Assurance Program includes two 75-point tear-down inspections per shift. Integrated component scans ensure proper builds, and each product is completely inspected prior to shipping. Despite offering some of the best non-prorated warranties in the industry, Southerland boasts fewer than 1% product warranty returns.
Through the use of innovative manufacturing methods, Southerland is able to lower operating costs while building better products at a greater value for customers. Their highly efficient, process-controlled manufacturing system includes state-of-the-art equipment operated by a highly trained and skilled production team.