FXI Press Releases
FXI News and Press Releases 2011
June 20, 2011
FXI names John Cowles President and Chief Executive Officer
FXI, a foam-based solutions company, announced today that its Board of Directors has named John Cowles President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors, effective immediately. Jack Johnson is retiring after six years and two tours of duty but will remain on the Board as Non-Executive Chairman.
FXI News and Press Releases 2010
September 27, 2010
FXI Introduces Rain Filter™ Gutter Protection System to Prevent Breeding of Mosquitoes and Spread of West Nile
FXI, a foam-based solutions company, has introduced a gutter protection system utilizing the most advanced urethane technology and engineering to help prevent water damage to homes, the breeding of mosquitoes, and spread of West Nile virus. Rain Filter™, a gutter filter insert that has been tested and proven to keep gutters clean and clear of clogs, has been recognized by The American Mosquito Council for its ability to limit insects that transmit disease pathogens.
March 24, 2010
The Winners of the FXI-Sponsored Student Design Competition Showed Their Innovative New Sleep Product to the Sleep Industry
There are always certain events and particular companies that offer more fun than the normal fare at expos and tradeshows. The unveiling and presentation of the winning product prototype emerging from an FXI sponsored student product design contest was clearly a highlight of the recent ISPA EXPO in Charlotte, NC.
March 3, 2010
FXI Introduces Several New Products at 2010 ISPA Conference - New Foams and Concept Mattresses Are Highlights of FXI Exhibit
FXI, the Philadelphia area-based foam innovations company, is staging its largest presence ever at this week’s International Sleep Products Association Conference in Charlotte, NC as it debuts several new products, a variety of mattress concepts, as well as the winning sleep accessory from a student design competition FXI held in partnership with Philadelphia University’s School of Engineering & Textiles.
January 25, 2010
Anatomic Global donates 500 “transitional” sleep surface products to Haiti
Leading U.S. memory foam mattress manufacturer Anatomic Global said today it has joined with five of its key suppliers and Parakletos International to donate specially designed “transitional” sleep surface products to displaced Haitians. Parakletos, a national cooperative effort of the Calvary Chapel Churches, has already delivered the first of these “WorldBed” products to a clinic in Jacmel, Southern Haiti, an area still cut off from Porte–au-Prince and without aid from any outside resource. At the same time, another 500 “WorldBeds” are being shipped this week.
FXI News and Press Releases 2009
December 23, 2009
FXI Foamex Innovations Announces New Safety Record Achievement for its Cornelius, NC Manufacturing Facility
FXI Foamex Innovations today announced a new safety record achievement for its Cornelius, NC manufacturing facility. The Cornelius Facility manufactures flexible polyurethane foam products used in the production of mattresses for the bedding industry as well as foam products for the automotive and furniture industries.
December 2, 2009
FXI Taps Industry Experts for New Healthcare Advisory Board
FXI Foamex Innovations, the Philadelphia area-based foam innovations company, announced today that it has tapped some of the nation’s leading experts in wound care to form a new healthcare advisory board for the Company. The board’s role will be to help align the very latest in wound care clinical practices with FXI technology and product solutions.
November 17, 2009
Friendly Employee Competition Feeds Hungry
It started with an unusual yet creative idea from Rich Strozyk, Plant Manager of the Fort Wayne facility of FXI Foamex Innovations, at a monthly town hall meeting; a food drive with a twist. He proposed a race, Nascar style, between the departments and himself to see who could collect the most pounds of food for Community Harvest Food Bank. Simple enough, but to make it more interesting, pennies could be donated to the opposing teams to deduct pounds from their totals. Various prizes were collected for the winning team, and a trophy was made from foam. And so the “Race for the Barrel” began.
September 21, 2009
FXI Launches Sleep Products Design Competition for Philadelphia University Students - Competition to Provide Students with Hands-On Industry Experience
FXI Foamex Innovations, the Philadelphia-based foam innovations company, is partnering with Philadelphia University on a design competition for students to create a new memory foam sleep product for the retail market. The semester-long competition for undergraduate and graduate students is meant to enhance their educations, provide hands-on industry experience, help prepare the students for future employment and, quite possibly, uncover the next great sleep product innovation.
June 15, 2009
Launch of FXI announced - Sale of Foamex International to MatlinPatterson/Black Diamond Group Creates FXI
A new company, FXI - Foamex Innovations, was formed today resulting from the acquisition of Foamex International Inc. by MatlinPatterson Global Opportunities Partners III L.P. and Black Diamond Capital Management, L.L.C. MatlinPatterson and Black Diamond completed the acquisition of substantially all of the Foamex assets on June 12, 2009.