Abram's Nation, LLC of Gibsonia, PA at REHACARE 2017 in Düsseldorf -- REHACARE Trade Fair

Abram's Nation, LLC

4726 High Point Drive, 15044 Gibsonia, PA
United States of America

Telephone +1 724 9675337, +1 724 8168282
sales@thesafetysleeper.com

Hall map

REHACARE 2017 hall map (Hall 6): stand D23

Fairground map

REHACARE 2017 fairground map: Hall 6

Contact

Rose Morris

President

Phone
1-724-967-5337

Email
Rose@thesafetysleeper.com

Beth Machine

Vice President

Phone
1-724-967-5337

Email
Beth@thesafetysleeper.com

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Daily living aids (household, nutrition) and clothing
  • 01.06  Clothing for wheelchair users

Clothing for wheelchair users

  • 03  Barrier free living
  • 03.02  Area of living and sleeping room
  • 03.02.02  Beds
  • 11  Physical training, physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • 11.05  Accessories for occupational therapy

Accessories for occupational therapy

Our products

Product category: Beds

The Safety Sleeper™

The Safety Sleeper™ is a fully enclosed bed system that will provide you the peace of mind knowing that your loved one is secure, tucked safely away from any danger. The Safety Sleeper™ does not only help prevent your loved one from unattended wandering, but also empowers him to wind down and go to sleep on his own by reducing visual stimulation and the opportunity to play or roam.

The Safety Sleeper™ is built from durable materials to stand up against melt-downs, jumping, pulling, pushing or anything else your loved one may attempt during activity and play while winding down for the night.

The Safety Sleeper™ travels with you. We know the struggles families with special needs go through when away on vacation or even visiting family. The Safety Sleeper™ bed system is portable, so your loved one will feel right at home wherever your travels may take you.
Our beds are easy to transport, weighing less than 20 LBS and come with a durable suitcase.

The Safety Sleeper™ bed is built just for you! A "one size fits all" bed system will rarely meet all your loved ones needs – Each person is “custom created” so shouldn’t their bed be the same? The Safety Sleeper™ offers a variety of custom solutions to make your bed system the most comfortable and secure it can be for your loved one.

Our beds go above and beyond safety to offer your family additional levels of security so everyone can rest easy all night long.

Size does matter. The Safety Sleeper™ is large enough that your loved one can move around comfortably yet small enough that you don’t have to re-arrange the whole bedroom around their bed.








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Sep 29, 2017

Abram's Nation to debut at REHACARE

US Inventor’s First Time Attendance at International Trade Show

Inventor, Founder, and President Rose Morris, and her company Abram’s Nation, winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 2017 Small Business Exporter of the Year, will make their first appearance at the REHACARE International Trade Fair for Rehabilitation and Care in Dusseldorf, Germany from October 4 – Oct 7.   The manufacture will be showcasing The Safety Sleeper™ their patented flagship product in Hall 6 / D23.

 Rose Morris, Founder and President of Abram’s Bed LLC, is a “mompreneur”, with a loving husband and three beautiful children, one of which was diagnosed on the autism spectrum. Her insatiable need to find a bed that would keep her autistic son, Abram, safe was the catalyst for her product The Safety Sleeper.

 Morris, looks forward to expanding deeper into the global market with Abram’s Nation, in her first appearance at REHACARE. “Helping families in the special needs community with practical products that work, is my passion”.
 

About Abram’s Nation

Abram’s Nation, located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is a manufacturer of durable medical equipment and sensory products sold online along with US and international distributorship. Launched in 2010, by Rose Morris, her mission is to deliver products that improve the quality of life for special needs families. The Safety Sleeper™ is their patented flagship product. The expanding merchandise line includes a travel sensory board, cape for wheelchair users, and adolescent/adult size bibs To learn more about Abram’s Nation please visit www.abramsnation.com

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Sep 25, 2017

Conversation with SBA’s 2017 Exporter of the Year

Rose Morris is the ‘mompreneur’ behind The Safety Sleeper™, the winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 2017 Exporter of the Year Award. Creating the product out of personal necessity in 2009, Morris’ business has since grown year over year, hitting the $1 million sales mark in 2016.

When Morris’ middle son, Abram, was a toddler, he had difficulty maintaining a regular sleep cycle because of his autism diagnosis. Worried about the health and safety of her young child, Morris developed a lightweight tent-like structure that is placed on top of the bed, which includes padding and an air mattress.

Over the years, Morris made myriad improvements to increase the quality and durability of her product, including an extra safety zipper system, fire retardant material, and stabilizing straps to prevent tipping. She did this in part due classes and counsesling from her local SCORE Pittsburgh Chapter, the Duquesne University Small Business Development Center, and Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship. Morris also conducted additional research by speaking with other parents and learning about different sleep disorders.

Almost a decade after starting her business, Morris has expanded beyond our borders to include sales to 12 different countries around the world. Recently, the SBA’s Office of International Trade had an opportunity to speak with Morris and dive deeper into her expansion into the global marketplace.  

The conversation has been edited and condensed.

SBA: Describe the circumstances that caused you to go global? What prompted to you begin selling abroad?

Rose Morris: It all began because of a call from a father in Europe. He said ‘I saw your product online, can you ship it to England?’ Since I don’t have ‘no’ in my vocabulary, I said ‘yes’ and then set out to figure out how. I reached out to my original manufacturer and asked if it could be done. He did some research and paperwork on it. Despite the product being held up in customs, we were able to complete the shipment successfully. Shortly thereafter, I received a similar phone call from a parent in Ireland. That’s really how we began to sell abroad.

At the start, did you have an exporting plan?

No, we did not have an official international business plan at the beginning. But we learned a lot as we went through the process. For example, we learned you can be refunded the VAT (value added tax) in areas in Europe by completing the right paperwork.

So how did you go about creating the plan?

About 3 or 4 years into the business, I was introduced to a SCORE mentor by a member of my women’s bible group. I ended up having 2 mentors there and learned as much as I could from them. They helped as I developed my business plan and grew my company.

Did you focus on specific countries or geographic areas when selling abroad?

No, I did not. However, I did notice that of the 12 countries we currently sell to, they tend to be a bit more established countries in terms of medical billing and nonprofits. We work a lot with groups related to sleep diagnoses to see if and how the product can be covered by insurance. We always focus on the customers first, and worry about the funding after.

What was the toughest challenge related to exporting that you had to overcome?

Paperwork was definitely a concern in the beginning. While we used UPS originally, the paperwork was the responsibility of our company. After we shifted to using an export management company and they took on the burdensome paperwork, we were able to free up time and resources to devote back to further developing the product.

What advice do you have for small business owners considering selling abroad?

Trust your gut, and definitely trust your intuition!

To learn more about the counseling, training, and financial tools available to help your small business sell abroad and to find the offices located closest to you, visit: www.SBA.gov/local-assistance.

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Sep 12, 2017

Small Business Spotlight: Abram’s Nation, LLC

Congratulations on being named the SBA’s 2017 Exporter of the Year! What does this recognition mean to you?
Overall, I feel humbled. The Safety Sleeper is a very niche product, and this honor has been a springboard to help us further create awareness of our product. We’ve primarily reached our audience through social media. It’s through parents around the world tirelessly searching for answers at the early hours of the morning and stumbling across our Facebook page.

This social media support system helped us earn the SBA recognition, and today, we’ve shipped to 12 countries, including Australia, Norway, and the U.K., and have distributors in five countries. We’ve gradually increased sales year after year, selling more than 300 in the last year alone. It’s unbelievable to see how we’ve grown from selling 11 Safety Sleepers in our first year. I’m just excited to share our story and provide peace of mind for parents.

When you started Abram’s Nation, did you ever anticipate that Safety Sleeper would have this level of impact?
Safety Sleeper started out of a mother’s necessity. My son Abram was diagnosed with autism at 14 months, and he started climbing out of his crib around 18 months. He wouldn’t sleep, and overnight trips out of the house became very difficult. It was stressful not knowing the best way to keep my son safe.

After Abram managed his way out of the crib we had designed, I was casually talking with friends about a new design. I didn’t think much of it at the time, but a few months later, I came back to them and asked how serious they were about actually making a design. As it turns out, they already had one made.

With a few modifications, the prototype that would become The Safety Sleeper was better than anything we ever had before, and most importantly, my son was safe and sleeping better. At the time, I was a few months pregnant with baby number three, and I was thankful for having The Safety Sleeper for myself. Later down the road, I became overwhelmed with the feeling that I couldn’t be the only one who needed The Safety Sleeper. I felt like I had a friend who helped me, so I should be a friend to others.

So I worked on the business during my kids’ nap time, and with a lot of support and advice, Abram’s Nation has become what it is today. And now that I’ve caught the business bug, we’re working on some more products to help families with special needs. 

Why are you proud to be a Pennsylvania small business owner?
We took a bit of a backward approach to starting Abram’s Nation. We had already established the business before we realized the great resources that were available to us right here in Pittsburgh.

We started off with SCORE, which is a group of experienced business people who volunteer their time to support startups. From there, we met people who worked for the University of Pittsburgh and Duquesne University Small Business Development Centers (SBDCs), and people from DCED’s Ben Franklin Technology Partner Innovation Works. The city really connected us with a network of people who have the experience and expertise to help small businesses.

It’s also an added benefit that Pittsburgh is home to so many prestigious universities. Whether it’s the University of Pittsburgh, Duquesne University or Chatham University, they’ve all worked as really great partners with us. In particular, we’ve worked with the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering to test The Safety Sleeper and help make it more portable.

The Office of International Business Development (OIBD) — housed within DCED — was instrumental in assisting us in our export initiatives. In 2016, we had the opportunity to participate in Bringing the World to PA in Pittsburgh. The event allowed us to meet with Authorized Trade Representatives from Australia, Canada, Germany, and The Netherlands.

The resources here have connected us with people who have such genuine, good hearts and want to help, and we’ve truly enjoyed working with them.

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About us

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Introducing Abram’s Nation, formally Abram's Bed, where we are devoted to special needs families around the world.

Abram’s Nation is the premier manufacturer of durable medical equipment and sensory products for over 10 years. Our mission is to deliver products that improve the quality of life for the client and the caregiver.

The Safety Sleeper™ is our flagship product. This fully-enclosed portable bed system has helped families worldwide, achieve safety, security and restful nights. Our expanding merchandise line includes a travel sensory board, cape for wheelchair users, and adolescent/adult size bibs. We take pride in supplying US made, hand sewn, customizable products globally to thirteen countries.

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