University Sleep Products, Inc. of Richmond, Indiana, is a major supplier of mattresses for educational institutions in the United States. They are a listed Supply Partner for Educational & Institutional Cooperative Purchasing, a not-for-profit cooperative of educational and health care institutions.
The features of USPI products and services include "Advanced Integrity 30® fire safety fabric technology" for flame resistance, "SafeSleep™ anti-microbial fabric" to guard against bio-hazards, dual firmness, so the user can switch between "plush firm" and "extra firm" by flipping the mattress, and lock-stitched side seams (rather than taped) to discourage bedbugs, and environmentally friendly and charitable practices.
"Advanced Integrity 30® fire safety fabric technology" in University Sleep Products mattresses meets the requirements of the State of California, the Boston Fire Department, and the federal Consumer Products Safety Code.
University Sleep Product's "SafeSleep™ anti-microbial fabric" is to be a barrier against biological hazards as well as stains, and be cleanable as well.
Mattresses produced by University Sleep Products, Inc. have "a low profile 13 gauge high carbon innerspring unit" with comfort padding on either side. The padding is plusher on one side and firmer on the other. That way a student can turn the mattress over to change the firmness level.
Bedbugs have been the bane of commercial and institutional bedding. University Sleep Products, Inc. has designed their mattresses to prevent bedbug infestation by denying the pests a place to hide. Conventional mattresses have "taped-edge side seams" where bedbugs can hide. USPI uses lock stitching on the inverted side seams of their mattresses, tight enough that bedbugs cannot get in. They claim that these mattresses are "the most bedbug resistant in the country." For customers still using conventional mattresses, USPI also produces retrofit mattress covers to protect them against bedbugs. They say, "Either way, we’ve got you covered!"
The practices cited by University Sleep Products, Inc. as showing concern for the environment are delivery and installation of mattresses, uninstallation and removal of mattress, and the recycling of old mattresses.
University Sleep Products, Inc. works with their clients in donating usable mattresses removed from residence halls to non-profit organizations.
Three mattress models are offered by University Sleep Products, Inc.:
* Enhanced Style B is the flagship mattress and "most popular design." It carries a 6-year non-prorated warranty.
* Enhanced Style C is the median mattress model. Lower in price than the Enhanced Style B, USPI claims it is also "the most bedbug-proof mattress available on the market today." The non-prorated warranty is for 4 years.
* Enhanced Style D is the lowest cost model. It uses fiber padding, which is fire-resistant, in the place of foam. The warranty is 3 years, non-prorated.
The actual prices and costs of the University Sleep Products, Inc. is governed by the contract and volume with each institution. Therefore it is hard to state a general price for each mattress model made and sold by USPI.