(MOORESVILLE, NC) October 31st, 2018 – Soft-Tex International, a leading supplier of bedding and home goods, announced today that the company has entered into a licensing agreement with Back Forty Brands, LLC, a manufacturer of outdoor decorative and recreational products. Back Forty Brands currently operates under the Back Forty Metalworks and Back Forty Marine trademarks. In addition, Scott Thayer, the Principal at Back Forty Brands will join Soft-Tex in a business development leadership role focused on expanding Soft-Tex International, Inc.’s portfolio of brands and product. Thayer will also play a key role in commercializing new products and aligning the broader portfolio to both existing and future Soft-Tex customers. Jeff Chilton, Chief Executive Officer said “Scott’s broad background and experience at Newell-Rubbermaid and Coca-Cola, along with his product development work as Principal at Back Forty Brands, makes him an ideal fit for where I see Soft-Tex in the longer term.” Thayer stated “Soft-Tex International has a very talented leadership team with a compelling long-term vision on where to take Soft-Tex. I’m excited to join the company and look forward to playing a key role in the organization’s long-term growth.”
Soft-Tex International is an established bedding & home products company specializing in advanced memory foam products and innovative comfort technologies. Originally started in 1986 by the Perry brothers as a small fiber pillow manufacturer in upstate New York, Soft-Tex has expanded its presence globally and now has manufacturing and sourcing operations in China and the US, distribution centers in New York, South Carolina, and California, and showrooms in New York City and Las Vegas.
As one of America’s premier sleep product manufacturers, Soft-Tex’s mission is to help consumers sleep comfortably and live better through innovative design. As the marketplace for sleep and home comfort products evolves, Soft-Tex meets the needs of omni-channel retailers by not only manufacturing products with leading-edge technologies, but also providing best-in-class physical and digital merchandising solutions.