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CEO of Jones Fiber Products Joins Specialty Sleep Association “Green Initiative” 


May 17, 2010 - The mattress/bedding industry “Green Initiative” program spearheaded by the Specialty Sleep Association (SSA) has added a new corporate member: Jones Fiber Products, Inc. of Humboldt, TN. Additionally, the company’s president, Kenneth Oliver, has been named to serve on the Founding Board of the “Green Initiative,” which is focused on defining eco-friendly sleep and providing clarity for consumers shopping for mattresses and bedding.

“The key part of the ‘Green Initiative” is also our outreach to suppliers in the mattress/bedding industry. Kenny Oliver and Jones Fiber Products is certainly one of the leading firms in this space,” said Dale T. Read, president of the SSA. “We are looking forward to their active involvement in our board as our Safety & Environmental Program evolves and expands in the months ahead.”

Jones Fiber Products has been a leader in the cotton batting industry since 1981. The company is committed to continually developing and producing high-quality fire-resistant products using natural cotton fiber as its base component, as well as products that incorporate inherent fire-resistant rayon. The company has long been committed to environmental safety at its manufacturing locations across the country.

“We’ve been watching the good work of the SSA ‘Green Initiative’ panel for almost one year now and see that they are making tremendous strides for our industry” said Oliver. “This is an important issue for the bedding/mattress sector and our company is eager to participate in the program.”

The SSA has recently announced an industry-wide product labeling effort that is the core elements of its Safety & Environmental Program. The ongoing national initiative is centered on addressing a key industry challenge: helping to bring “transparency” to acceptable practices in the manufacture and marketing of eco-friendly sleep products.

All aspects of the SSA program are based on in-depth national research and input from manufacturers, retailers, retail sales associates (RSAs), and the market at-large – as well as analyses of applicable consumer protection laws at the federal and state levels.

Founded in 1995, the Specialty Sleep Association is a national not-for-profit organization created to facilitate the growth and positive awareness of the specialty sleep category. SSA membership is comprised of more than 100 manufacturers and retailers ranging from small, family-owned businesses to large corporations.

Those interested in learning more about the SSA, should contact Tambra Jones, executive director, SSA, 559-868-4187 or 559-676-8639,


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