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Today’s Employee Town Hall Meeting

Last week, we announced an agreement to acquire Elite Comfort Solutions (ECS), solidifying Leggett & Platt’s position as a global leader in bedding technology and manufacturing.

Today, our CEO Karl Glassman hosted an employee Town Hall Meeting to discuss this important acquisition. Our employees from around the globe were able to ask questions of our executive leadership team and gain more insight into the future direction of L&P.

Town Hall

As excited as we are about strengthening our company with the addition of ECS, this is only week one of the journey. The acquisition is expected to be completed in January 2019.

Photo Gallery: Comfort Food Cook-off

Last Friday, our Corporate Headquarters held a huge Comfort Food Cook-off — all to benefit United Way! Departments competed for the title of “Comfort Food Champion” with their best soups and chili. We also had a dessert raffle and baked goods for sale, and many of our executive management team helped to greet and serve meals to our employees. Altogether, we raised $2,800 over the lunch hour! Here are a few favorite pictures from the day.

We Help Students Get Jobs

Our recruiting team recently spent the day at University of Arkansas, talking with students about opportunities at L&P! Representatives from our Accounting, Finance, and IT departments also highlighted their internship openings.

Thanks for hosting us, U of A!

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Chris Hoven, Eliysha Mircetic, Joe Malin, and Jennifer Little – all part of our recruiting team – started the day with a selfie.

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Jud Fisher, Staff VP in Segment Reporting, talked with students about accounting opportunities.

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Jeff Bean, Senior Technical Specialist, showed off what IT has to offer.

To check out any of our internships, visit our Careers page!

MFG Day Recap: Pizza and Partnership at Spring Hill

Last Friday, manufacturers across the United States celebrated Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, by opening their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

This year, five L&P locations hosted MFG Day activities:

• Flex-O-Lators in Carthage, MO
• Flooring Products in Berwick, PA
• Genesis Seating in Kentwood, MI
• Davidson Plyforms in Grand Rapids, MI
• Adjustable Bed (Consumer Products) in Spring Hill, FL

Our Adjustable Bed branch in Spring Hill, Florida, hosted a representative from NAM (National Association of Manufacturers) and a Recruiter in Workforce Development at Pasco-Hernando State College.

They were also visited by students from Bishop McLaughlin Catholic High School.

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Happy MFG Day!

MFG Day 2018

Today, manufacturers across the United States will celebrate Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, by opening their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing. It’s a day meant to celebrate modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

From all of us at L&P, Happy MFG Day!

A Little Peek into Life at Pegasus

Here’s a peek into life at Pegasus, one of our aerospace operations in Middletown, Connecticut. Pegasus is known for fabricated tube and pipe assemblies, precision machining, and gearing. If you’re looking for on-site bending, machining, welding, brazing, pressure testing, or X-Ray processes, the Pegasus team’s got you covered.

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Photo Gallery: L&P Golf Tournament for United Way

On August 25, Leggett & Platt hosted the 7th annual Golf Tournament to benefit the Carthage Area United Way. A little bit of rain didn’t even dampen our spirits – a total of 44 teams competed throughout the day in the golf scramble, poker tournament, and hole-in-one and putting contests. Altogether we raised approximately $18,000! We couldn’t have made the day successful without the players, corporate sponsors, and our 50 volunteers. Here are some of our favorite photos from the day!

Part of Your Everyday Life

“As a recruiter for Leggett & Platt, I’m always telling people they come into contact with our products every day and just don’t realize it. Little did I know (until today) that my very own favorite-spot-in-the-house couch boasts Leggett reclining mechanisms! Leggett & Platt really is a part of everyday life!”

– Madison Fehring, Talent Advisor/Relocation Coordinator at L&P

L&P Mechanism

The First Official Patent

In 1883, J.P. Leggett invented the first spiral-steel, coiled bedspring. It was revolutionary in design and offered the best night’s sleep available. Leggett was granted an official patent in 1885, as indicated by this drawing from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

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