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Students get new Tempur-Pedic beds

LEXINGTON, Ky. - As many as 9,000 University of Kentucky students will be sleeping on Tempur-Pedic beds in new residence halls to be built in the next several years at the university, officials announced.
     Tempur-Pedic North America, the university and EdR, an owner, developer and manager of collegiate housing, will collaborate to supply the beds.
     The University of Kentucky is constructing the new student housing as part of a revitalization of its campus here. Tempur-Pedic will provide between 7,500 and 9,000 beds for residence halls EdR is constructing, officials said.
     The first delivery of 601 Tempur-Pedic mattresses took place earlier this summer.
    "Tempur-Pedic was founded in Lexington, Ky., 20 years ago, so we have a deep affection for this state and the University of Kentucky," said Rick Anderson, president of Tempur-Pedic North America. "We even built our new headquarters recently on property owned by the university, at the Coldstream Research Campus. Now, we're pleased to provide premium mattresses for new residence hall rooms, enabling students to get the rest they need as they pursue an education."
     University President Eli Capilouto added, "We know that students do much better academically when they live on campus, where they can engage more readily with faculty and in university life."

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