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New UT Facility Launches standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                                                                COMFORT RESEARCH LAUNCHES NEW FACILITY Creators of Big Joe chairs to open a facility in Box Elder County   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – October 19, 2017 – Big Joe is coming to Utah. Comfort Research, a Michigan-based lifestyle company and creators of the renowned bean bag chair, Big Joe, recently announced they will open a new facility in Box Elder County. Located at 350 W. 1000 North St., Trementon, Utah, the new facility will support better shipping costs for consumers and distribute products nationwide. Comfort Research also has facilities located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Lewisburg, Tennessee. “The demand for our product continues to grow across the nation, and last year we sold our 10,000,000 ...

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“Find a Better Way” is now “Mold Your Own” standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “FIND A BETTER WAY” IS NOW “MOLD YOUR OWN” Thought Leadership Blog Rebranded for Better Fit GRAND RAPIDS, Mich – Sept. 25, 2017— The Comfort Research thought leadership blog published by Co-Founder/FABulator Matt Jung “Find a Better Way” has been rebranded “Mold Your Own.” The new name signifies an evolution in the direction of the blog, which aims to share insights on creating vibrant employee culture. Followers of the blog can expect the same quality, but a stronger focus on individualizing employee culture for their organization as well as a more personal approach to leadership lessons. “As a manufacturing company, ‘molding’ is a large part of what we do so it was a natural fit to tap into ...

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Worlds Largest Bean Bag standard

COMFORT RESEARCH BREAKS WORLD RECORD FOR LARGEST BEAN BAG  Our 2017 ArtPrize entry has officially broken the Guinness World Record for world’s largest bean bag chair! The new world record was declared at a ceremonial measuring on Wednesday, Sept. 20, by Guinness World Record adjudicator Philip Robertson. The official volume of the chair is 5,224 cubic feet and 6 inches. This beats the past record holder for world’s largest chair, Vaillant Group UK LTD. and its 53.29 cubic meter chair, by 250 percent. Contains more than 42-million beans Consists of over 1,100 smaller bean bags Weighs over 4,000 lbs. Thank you to all ambassadors who worked on the project to help design, build, fill and sow the bean bag chair. It took ...

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Napportunity standard

Relaxing is easy, but the cause is serious. Everyone loves to sleep, but what if there was a chance to take a nap while raising money for a good cause? Comfort Research did just that at our first-ever Napportunity event. For every napper, Comfort Research donated $10 to the nonprofit organization I Understand which supports those who’ve lost loved ones to suicide. The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention says an average of 121 people die by suicide every day. I Understand believes suicide is caused by illness and mental illnesses are treatable. Underwood says it’s events like this that are helping raise awareness of mental health issues while tearing down the stigma surrounding mental illness and suicide. “As a society in general, it’s not ...

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2017 Best & Brightest Award Recipient standard

For Immediate Release May 8th 2017 Comfort Research was honored to be a 2017 West Michigan Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® recipient. The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were assessed based on categories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. Congratulations to everyone who recieved the award. Learn more about how Comfort Research strives to be a great company for through our employee awards, recipe for success and commitment to the community. You can also join our team to help make Comfort Research an even better place to work by viewing our open positions and submitting your resume. View the ...

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2017 Outstanding Growth Award Winner standard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Comfort Research Named ACG Western Michigan’s 2017 Outstanding Growth Award Winner GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 13, 2017 – The Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Western Michigan has named Comfort Research as its 2017 Outstanding Growth Award (OGA) winner. OGA honors a West Michigan company that demonstrates sustained growth in sales, profitability, employment and community involvement. Comfort Research will be honored during the annual OGA award ceremony on Tuesday, March 21 at DeVos Place. Comfort Research was founded in 1997 by Matt Jung and Chip George, two friends at Hope College who found themselves inspired to invent a more comfortable version of the old, worn out beanbag chairs they’d been using since they first moved to campus. They ...

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National Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies standard

Comfort Research, a global leader of alternative seating solutions, has been named among the 2016 National and Michigan’s Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies®. Awarded by the National Association of Business Resources, the honor recognizes Comfort Research for its leadership and innovation in green and sustainable practices. West Mich.-based Comfort Research, a global leader of alternative seating solutions, has been named among the 2016 National and Michigan’s Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies(R) for its leadership and innovation in green and sustainable practices. “Since its inception, Comfort Research has strived to find a greener, more sustainable way to do business,” said Chip George, co- founder and CEO of Comfort Research. “Much of the credit for this honor lies with our inventive staff and ...

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Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness standard

Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® Announced For Immediate Release Event to Honor Winners Slated for October 20, 2016 August 31, 2016 – Warren, MI — Companies that are making their workplaces, their employees and the community a healthier place to live and work will be celebrated at the annual Michigan’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® event. The Best and Brightest in Wellness® awards program is the premier program that honors companies and organizations that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in health and wellness. The Best and Brightest in Wellness® celebrates those companies that are making their businesses healthy, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier to place to live.  The Best and Brightest program provides yearlong ...

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10,000,000 chair! video

10 Million and Counting!Comfort Research is excited and proud to announce we’ve now sold over 10 million bean bag chairs. We can’t say thank you enough to our awesome family of employee’s, board members and everyone who’s Joined the Comfort Revolution and bought a Big Joe to make this milestone a reality.    

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CR Supports Ronald McDonald House standard

Comfort Research partnered with Pam Thomason and Pratt Industries to donate 50 bean bags and Bean Bagimals to the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis. “Comfort for All” extends beyond just comfortable furniture. It’s also about supporting the wellbeing of those around us and in need however we can. Ronald McDonald house provides supportive services and a home-away-from-home for St. Jude families and their children reciving treatment for cancer and other catastrophic childhood illnesses. Since opening its doors in 1991, Ronald McDonald House of Memphis and provided a home for more than 8,300. Learn more about the Ronald McDonald House of Memphis at: http://www.rmhc-memphis.org/   About Comfort Research Comfort Research, headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI and having manufacturing facilities in Michigan and Tennessee, are ...

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