Elkhart, Indiana-based Hickory Springs JSI Division is actually “lowering the bar” to “raise the bar” on its hideaway bed, with the introduction of the industry’s first comfortable sleeper mechanism, the patented Fall-Away Cross Barm.
While the middle bar of the mechanism is necessary for support when the sofa is in a seating position, once the bed is opened, the Fall-Away Cross Bar rotates to its lower position.
The new sleeper mechanism will be offered to all existing customers at no additional cost, making it the industry standard from Hickory Springs.
The Fall-Away Cross Bar can be used in all towable and motorized RV models.
“We’re improving recreational vehicles from the inside-out. Our new Fall-Away Cross Bar is a ‘hidden value product.’ You may not see the difference, but you can definitely feel it. There is nothing else like it on the market,” said Hickory Springs’ JSI Division Director of Sales Mickey Thomas in a news release.
“Complaints about the discomfort of RV beds are legendary. It was time to get innovative to eliminate the mid-back discomfort RVers feel due to the middle bar of a hide-away bed digging into their body. This truly gives our customers a unique selling point. We like to say this product can help straighten out RVers backs and our customers’ bottom line.”
Hickory Springs’ sleepers come with innerspring or foam mattresses in a wide range of sizes, lengths, and depths, complete with a convenient patented Headlock Dual-Locking TV Headrest.
JSI Division of Hickory Springs
Based in Elkhart, Indiana, JSI Division of Hickory Springs sells a wide range of products to manufacturers and aftermarket distributors in the recreational vehicle, manufactured housing, toy hauler, and cargo trailer markets.
The company was founded over 40 years ago by James K. Sachs and evolved into a sales representative company primarily serving RV manufacturers. Upon Mr. Sach’s retirement in 1999, the company was purchased by Larry, Carol, and Mickey Thomas, both of whom have long histories with the company.
JSI has increased industry standards with its patented technology, including its Headlock™ Dual-Locking TV Headrest and PosiTrac Step.
Upon Mr. Sach’s retirement in 1999 the Thomas family purchased the company and strengthened its ongoing relationship with Hickory Springs, which had been manufacturing motion furniture components for JSI since 1991. In 2009, their mutual growth led to a merger.
Address: 21525 Beck Drive, Elkhart, IN 46516-9723
Phone: (574) 262-2399
Hickory Springs Manufacturing Company
Based in Hickory, North Carolina, Hickory Springs is an international company that was founded in 1944 as a producer of furniture springs. Over the past 68 years, Hickory Springs has grown into one of the nation’s largest integrated manufacturers to the furniture and bedding industries with more than 50 operating facilities in 16 states and China.
In addition to its core furniture and bedding markets, Hickory Springs also serves a growing range of customers in the transportation, healthcare, packaging, and government services industries. In 2008, the company launched its EarthCare Inside line of components for upholstered furniture, including the industry-leading Preserve bio-based foam, 100 percent recycled cotton, recycled sinuous steel, and coils, among many other sustainable options.
Corporate Headquarters: 235 2nd Avenue, NW, PO Box 128, Hickory, NC 28603
Phone: (828) 328-6470
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