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A Visual History of the L&P Logo

Leggett & Platt has been in business for over a century, but our logo has undergone relatively few changes in that time. The one major change came in the early 1970s, when we moved from a simple “L” to a script typeface. Take a peek through the evolution of our logo!

In the early days, this metal tag was attached to every Leggett product and ultimately became the official logo.

In the early days, this metal tag was attached to every Leggett product and eventually became the official logo. The circle in the design was actually a hole used for fastening the tag to springs and frames. “I love the simplicity of this design,” states Scott Clark, Leggett’s Creative Director. “It’s fascinating how well it holds up–what looked good 100 years ago still looks good today, and that’s not always the case.”

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Our Show Floor at ISPA Expo

Today’s the day! It’s the first day of ISPA Expo in Charlotte, North Carolina. Our Creative Services team have outdone themselves in setting up the show floor — it looks absolutely incredible!

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L&P at ISPA Expo!

The ISPA Expo only comes once every two years — and our Leggett & Platt Creative Services team is in go-mode as they prep and set up our show floor.

ISPA Expo is the world’s largest trade show exclusively for the sleep products industry, and we’re so excited to be a part of it all.

CS Team at ISPA Expo 2018

We Know Wire

ShapedWire, part of our L&P Wire Group, has been a leader in the wire industry since the 1960s.

Our products range from flat wire, metallizing, chub wire and clip wire, and aluminum round wire — and don’t quote us, but we may have just broken the record for number of times ‘wire’ was used in one post.

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With various sizes and materials, our flat wire can be matched to your specific requirements. We help design wire to fit your applications and work with you to select the right wire for you.

metallizing-product

Metallizing is a commercial process in which a layer of vaporized metal is deposited onto flexible film or paper for packaging applications. The wire we provide is drawn to specific customer specifications.

chubwire-product

The food packaging industry uses small metal clips to seal a variety of different products, ranging from cookie dough to breakfast sausage. We’re recognized by the leading packaging equipment manufacturers for superior performance and compatibility. We can produce clip wire in both aluminum and steel!

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The aluminum round wire market encompasses a wide range of products and uses, and is a good choice for many applications because of its superior corrosion resistance and light weight.

Quality Bed Springs Since 1883

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In the late 1940s, Leggett & Platt products were shipped from plants in Carthage, Missouri; Winchester, Kentucky; and Ennis, Texas.

And today we still know these operations by their branch numbers: 0001, 0002, and 0003 respectively!

New Year, New Perspectives – Mackenzie Keller

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past several weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Last but certainly not least, meet Mackenzie Keller, Staff Accountant for L&P. She started with us in October.

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What brought you to Leggett?
I studied at Pittsburg State University and also worked full-time, but I wanted to grow with my career. During my job search, I prioritized companies that would offer room for advancement, and Leggett & Platt seemed like a great fit!

What’s something surprising about you?
I love to be outdoors. I live on quite a few acres of land, so I just generally enjoy being outside. I’m also a hunter (although my family would call me a fair-weather hunter) and enjoy bowhunting.

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
I’m working on my Master’s degree and plan to graduate this spring! The end is in sight. In my position with L&P, I help support about 40 branch locations, so I’d really like to get to know them better. I plan to meet with a few branch controllers later this year to make progress on that goal.

New Year, New Perspectives – Linna Lee

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past several weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Linna Lee, Staff Accountant for L&P. She started with us in December.

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What brought you to Leggett?
I studied at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri and wanted to find a place to work that was close to home. During my internship, Leggett & Platt was mentioned to me as a family-oriented environment and great place to work. I knew I had to check it out. My first day at Leggett was right after I graduated from college!

What’s something surprising about you?
I come from a large family – I have 10 siblings! You can probably imagine that when we all get together, we have lots of laughs and good times. I’m also the second one in my family to have graduated with my bachelor’s degree.

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
I’m working to obtain my CMA certification this year. Luckily, I still have good study habits from being a student!

New Year, New Perspectives – Tyler Little

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Last but not least, meet Tyler Little, Shop Technician at Leggett & Platt. He started with us in November.

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What brought you to Leggett?
A friend referred me to Leggett. I grew up on a farm and previously worked in a warehouse that got down to -10° F. I was looking for a new position with better hours and stability. At Leggett, I assemble adjustable bed prototypes and I’m really enjoying it.

What’s something surprising about you?
I am an avid hunter and fisherman. My biggest catch was a 9-pound bass and my favorite places to fish are strip pits around the area.

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
My job at Leggett affords me a more consistent work schedule, so I’m really wanting to spend more time with my three kids in the new year. They are very involved in sports and activities, and I’m looking forward to cheering them on. My 7-year-old daughter just received first place in her gymnastics meet and I am a proud dad!

New Year, New Perspectives – Brittany Meehl

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past several weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Brittany Meehl, International Account Coordinator for our Creative Services team. She started with us in October.

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What brought you to Leggett?
In college, I studied International Business, so I’ve pursued a career with an international focus. I also wanted to travel for my job. Luckily, I found both at L&P! As International Account Coordinator, I am the liaison between our clients around the world and our marketing staff here at Creative Services.

What’s something surprising about you?
I studied abroad twice during college. I spent one semester in Switzerland and a summer in Ghana. Both experiences were amazing! While I was in Ghana, I took a business course relating to underdeveloped countries and completed a service project working with schoolchildren.

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
For work, I want to take everything in and learn as much as possible. Since this is my first career out of college, I’m learning everything I possibly can to start building my skills as a professional. In my free time, my biggest goal is to get back into practicing yoga!

New Year, New Perspectives – Ashly Keene

It’s a new year, folks, and we’ve got some new faces at L&P! During the past few weeks, we’ve been introducing you to several of our recent hires and their thoughts on the year ahead.

Meet Ashly Keene, Benefit Analyst in Human Resources at L&P.

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What brought you to Leggett?
I have many friends and family who work here — including my husband! I’ve heard nothing but good things about the company. When a position opened up in my field, I knew I had to jump on the opportunity. Leggett is such a great company in our community and I knew I wanted to be a part of it.

What’s something surprising about you?
I have two daughters: Keegan is 7 years old and Claire is 2 years old. My oldest has always wanted to be a cheerleader; however, her elementary school has not had cheerleading as an option in a few years. Since I was a cheerleader throughout my entire school career and always wanted to be a coach, I took on the role as Youth Cheerleading Director. I also took on the role as PTO President at her elementary school last year. Both have been great experiences for me!

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
As an employee, my biggest goal is to be trained as fast as possible. A coworker is going on maternity leave in a few months and I would like to be prepared to take on as much as I can while she’s on leave! My personal goal for 2018 is to work on organization – both as it relates to my community volunteering and being a wife and mother.