Manufacturer Takes First Place in Production Division for Innovative Technology Foamex International Inc. (Nasdaq:FMXI), the leading manufacturer of flexible polyurethane and advanced polymer foam products, was recognized with a Design and Technology Award at the annual Auto Interiors Awards Banquet, held in Detroit on May 16, 2000. The company took first place for innovation in the Manufacturing Technology category for development of its Continuous Platform Cutting (CPC(SM)) process.