RALEIGH, N.C. (December 1, 2010) — Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (www.hpg.com), the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, congratulates client Kingsdown Inc. on partnering with the “LIVE! with Regis and Kelly” show. Kingsdown’s premium mattress division, Sleep to Live, provided the mattresses used to break a Guinness World Record. The mattresses were then donated to charity.
“Kingsdown has been a great North Carolina-based company for more than a century,” says Heather Dean, HPG Partner. “We congratulate them on finding such a unique way to give back to the community.”
As part of Guinness World Record Breaker Week in September, the LIVE! show partnered with Sleep to Live to break the record for largest human mattress dominoes. Held on the flight deck of the USS Intrepid, people held the mattresses on end and were toppled in a domino fashion. A total of 380 mattresses were used, breaking the previous record of 256. After the show, the mattresses were donated to Furnish a Future, a New York City program of The Partnership for the Homeless that helps people rebuilding their lives after leaving shelters.
“Kingsdown was humbled to be selected by ‘LIVE!’ for this annual week of record-breaking events and thrilled that people in need received such an important and essential item for their new homes,” said Frank Hood, senior vice president and chief information officer for Kingsdown. “Our partnership with ‘LIVE!’ not only set a Guinness World Record but gave more than 400 families who were formerly homeless a new mattress to help restart their lives.”
Kingsdown, based in Mebane, N.C., was founded in 1904. The international company supplies retailers throughout the United States and in more than 20 countries. HPG has been a strategic business partner of Kingsdown since 2009. The accounting firm provides tax compliance and consulting services to Kingsdown.
About Hughes Pittman & Gupton, LLP (HPG):
HPG is the largest CPA firm headquartered and staffed in the Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina, as ranked by the Triangle Business Journal. More than just an accounting firm, HPG assists clients in looking beyond the bottom linesm by being the right people, right value and right firm to achieve each client’s definition of success. HPG is a member of CPAmerica International and affiliated with the Crowe Horwath International alliances of firms, with offices worldwide. The firm leverages this to provide national and global accounting resources to its clients. HPG offers a wide array of business accounting, auditing, corporate tax and management advisory services. Specialties include serving owner-managed, investor-backed technology and life science organizations, healthcare services, real estate development, manufacturing and distribution businesses, as well as providing ERISA audits, family wealthcare services and Sarbanes-Oxley internal audit services.
HPG has remained committed to advancing a thriving Triangle community since its founding in 1983. In recognition, the firm is the recipient of two Pinnacle Business Awards by the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Large Entrepreneurial Business Award and the 2010 Integrity in Business Award. Additionally, HPG has been certified Green Plus by the Institute for Sustainable Development for integrating environmental sustainability efforts into company culture, and has been named one of the top 100 Best Accounting Firms to Work For in the country by Accounting Today. Visit www.hpg.com or follow HPG on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HPGcpas.
About Kingsdown Inc.
Kingsdown Inc., a leading sleep industry company founded in 1904 in Mebane, N.C., serves major retailers across the United States, and in over 20 countries. Sleep to Live, a division of Kingsdown, is the leader in the science of sleep. The Sleep to Live diagnostic system is a new generation in sleep technology that determines the best sleep surface for your unique body type. Bedding products are manufactured using handcrafted techniques combined with state-of-the-art research, materials and equipment. Research and development, training and distribution facilities, as well as two manufacturing facilities, are also headquartered in Mebane. International offices are located in Bangkok, Thailand, and Tokyo, Japan. Additional manufacturing and distribution centers are located in Winchester, Va.; Muskogee, Okla.; Lakeland, Fla.; Knoxville, Tenn.; Stockton, Calif.; Toronto and Calgary, Ontario, Canada; Derby, United Kingdom; Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, Australia. For more information, visit www.sleeptolive.com.
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