1970s Tradeshow

Back in the day, we often explored potential acquisitions through contacts at tradeshows. Here’s a display from a tradeshow in the 1970s.

Fast forward to today, and our Exhibit Solutions team is growing and busier than ever!

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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

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Managing Risk with Mitch Dolloff

You can’t have forward movement without risk.

Today we learned how to recognize, assess, and manage risk with our Executive VP & President of Specialized & Furniture Products, Mitch Dolloff. He presented a live class and webcast as part of our in-house Choose Your Own Learning series.

As a bonus, he personally passed out cookies!

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Doors 2018: Highlights From Our Summer Program

Doors_4C_primaryThe Doors summer intern program keeps growing! This summer we hosted the most interns in the program’s history with 27 interns participating from various Corporate departments and three local branches.

Our interns enjoyed getting to know each other through lunch games, developmental opportunities, tours of local operations, and exposure to company leaders. The summer finished strong with their final presentations and a closing luncheon to recognize their achievements.

Here are a few glimpses into our summer!

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Abby DeWelt, Learning & Development Design Specialist, taught an interactive Career Development class to help our interns prepare for the future.

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Interns participated in a Company Leadership Q&A Panel as a part of our regular Quarterly Onboarding & Orientation session for July.

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Everyday Leggett Life in Chennai, India

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“During a recent audit to our Automotive branch in India, we had a team dinner with our colleagues. This was the final night of the two-week audit and it was a nice time to just laugh and get to know each other better!” Kaycia Frieden, Internal Auditor II. [Chennai, India]

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“Our beautiful mehndi art! It lasts for about 3-4 weeks and was a fun reminder of our time in India.” Lindsey Odaffer, VP – Internal Audit & Due Diligence. [Chennai, India]

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“Classic photobomb by Kaycia! After our audit, we visited the Taj Mahal and spent a few days in Delhi touring the city and embracing the culture.” Derek Durman, Senior Audit Manager. [Agra, India]

A Successful Summer for Doors

Yesterday we celebrated the close of our Doors summer intern program with our largest group ever of 27 participating interns! We couldn’t be prouder of these young professionals, and we’re glad they chose L&P as a stop along their career journey.

To each of you, thank you for your talents and we wish you great things in your future!

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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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Quantum Edge

Our Quantum® Edge unit features side rails made up of our narrow-diameter Quantum coils with Caliber steel coils at the head and foot. It lasts longer and supports better than typical foam edges, keeping folks from feeling like they’re going to roll off the side.

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