Bedding Industries of America (BIA) is an international bedding manufacturer based in North Brunswick, New Jersey. It has three major divisions which operate as companies: Therapedic Sleep Products, Eclipse Sleep Products, and Eastman House Bedding. BIA itself also makes its own mattresses under the name BIA Mattresses. BIAM is the manufacturer of mattresses for a lifestyle suite, The Ernest Hemingway Collection.
Bedding Industries of America is the business name of Mattress Development Company, a Delaware corporation owned by Stuart Carlitz.
BIA's namesake company, BIA Mattresses, was started in 1927. It has been making mattresses ever since then. In 1957, Gerald Gershaw, then the owner and still an officer, started Therapedic to make mattresses especially for back health.
BIA traces its roots to 1866. This is actually the date for Chittenden & Eastman, a company acquired by Bedding Industries of America. In 2007 BIA acquired Chittenden & Eastman and relaunched the Eastman House brand of mattresses. C&E is now Eastman House Bedding.
Eastman House Bedding has the longest history of the BIA companies. It started making mattresses in Burlington, Iowa, in 1866. Along the way, it manufactured mattresses for other manufacturers, such as Restonic and King Koil. And for 10 years it owned Aireloom Bedding, which it bought in 1994 and sold to ES Kluft in 2004. The history page on the Eastman website ends before 2004. Three years later it was acquired by BIA.
Eclipse Sleep Products is another old company. It was started in 1905 by the owners of the U.S. Cabinet and Bed Company in New York City. It now has manufacturing locations on six continents. Eclipse was purchased by BIA in 1999,
Corporately, Eclipse Sleep Products and Eastman House Bedding are one division, Eastman House/Eclipse International.
Reviews of mattresses made by Bedding Industries of America are found on Beds.Org under the names of the four BIA companies.