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San Francisco's McRoskey Mattress Company Hosts Congresswoman Jackie Speier

Factory Tour of Iconic Manufacturer Highlights Best of San Francisco-Made

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Congresswoman Jackie Speier (right) talks with McRoskey employee Lucy Ortiz
Congresswoman Jackie Speier (right) talks with McRoskey employee Lucy Ortiz
PRLog (Press Release) - Aug. 10, 2012 - SAN FRANCISCO – Recognizing San Francisco’s manufacturing community as a prime example of economic vitality in the region, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier (D-12th District) toured one of the Bay Area’s most venerable factories on Aug. 7, the 113-year-old McRoskey Mattress Company.

The congresswoman’s 45-minute tour of the plant, at Minnesota and 26th streets, was intended to tout her “Make it in America” initiative to create and keep more manufacturing jobs in America.  During the tour, she spoke with many of McRoskey Mattress’ 30 employees, including several hands-on mattress makers.  McRoskey has been producing high-end mattresses by hand since the company’s founding three generations ago.

“I saw first-hand how a fabulous mattress is handmade in San Francisco and McRoskey has been doing that for generations,” said Speier.  “All ingredients, including the natural wool and cotton, are made in the United States, the equipment they use is made in the United States and that really makes the case that you can make it in America so that families can make it in America.”

“San Francisco is part of our fabric, quite literally, so it’s very gratifying to be held up as an example of what the city is doing right in terms of creating American jobs,” said Robin McRoskey, president of McRoskey Mattress.  “Congresswoman Speier and I are both committed to ensuring every person sleeping on a McRoskey Mattress can rest easy knowing it was hand-made in the U.S.A.”

Speier has visited several local manufacturers during the past week, including Timbuk2, which manufacturers a variety of soft-sided messenger bags and carrying cases.  The tours were coordinated by SFMade, a nonprofit organization focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the local manufacturing sector.

About McRoskey Mattress Company

McRoskey Mattress Company has long been a staple of the San Francisco business community, manufacturing luxury mattresses by hand since 1899.  In its third generation of ownership, McRoskey Mattress offers a variety of mattresses, box springs, platforms and other bedding made to order using the finest quality fabrics, fibers and handcrafting techniques that have been meticulously refined for over a century.  It has showrooms in San Francisco and Palo Alto, Calif.  For more information, visit www.McRoskey.com.

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