Growth Matters

Alan and Dennis Wolkin – Colgate Mattress

March 28, 2014 10:00 pm

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Colgate Mattress is a family-owned and operated company started in 1955 by Sol and Anne Wolkin. A U.S. Air Force veteran, Sol started the company with the support of his partner and wife Anne, and a $1500 loan from his brother-in-law.

Alan Wolkin – President

The eldest son of Anne and Sol, Alan is currently the president of Colgate. Alan attended Emory University, where he received a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). He worked at Colgate throughout college, following in his father’s footsteps. He went on to receive an MBA from Georgia State University before permanently joining the Colgate team.

Dennis Wolkin – National Sales Manager

The grandson of Anne and Sol and the eldest son of Alan Wolkin, Dennis joined the firm after graduating from Indiana University in 1996. He subsequently received his master’s degree from Georgia Tech. In addition to serving as the Secretary, Treasurer, and National Sales Manager of Colgate, positions have included plant manager, production supervisor, as well as loading trucks.

Three generations later, Sol’s Colgate Mattress is still producing some of the highest quality crib mattresses in the world. “After 60 years in the business, we are the unquestionable category patriarch and we take that role very seriously. We don’t sell crib mattresses that our own kids, grand kids and great grand kids haven’t slept on themselves. We believe in American ingenuity, craftsmanship and integrity. To some they are a lost art but to us they are simply a way of life. We choose to operate with integrity and put people before profits because that’s how our family business, does business.

All of our mattresses and pads are proudly made in the USA. Colgate uses only the finest materials available in our products and offers the largest selection of innerspring crib mattresses, foam mattresses and foam mattress pads in the industry. Without exception, you will not find better ingredients for your dollar.”

Colgate has been recognized for producing some of the highest quality crib mattresses in the country. The company has received numerous industry awards and is proud to be among the first members of the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association.

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