Founder of Sleep Train Sells Mattress Company for $425 Million

Maybe Dan Dan the Mattress man should consider a sale!

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Founder and CEO of Sleep Train, Dale Carlsen, sold his mattress company on Thursday to Mattress Firm Holding Corporation in Texas for $425 million.

“It’s an exciting time for the local community as well as the nation,” Carlsen Said. “What we’re looking for is really to be able to be the best resource across the country for people to have a better night sleep.”

Sleep Train currently has 312 stores in six states. Mattress Firm has 1,500 stores in 36 states, according to Mike Wilson, the company’s marketing executive.

Carlsen will become the president of Mattress Firm and says the west coast corporate office will be in Rocklin.

“This is where I live, and I’m a Sacramento boy,” Carlsen said.

The sale and merger of the two companies also gives Carlsen the chance to help the charity “Ticket to Dream” on a national platform. It’s the charity for…

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