New Year, New Perspectives – Tony Robyn

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

Meet Tony Robyn, Sales Program Manager for the Consumer Products Group. He started with us in September.

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What brought you to Leggett?
I worked within the environmental field in project management for over 20 years, but I was ready for something a little different. Now I’m working with adjustable beds; how’s that for a change?

I know a few people who work for L&P and had always heard great things about the company. Also, when I worked for a national environmental non-profit, I approached L&P to be a community advocate for one of my bigger projects. The company was very receptive and supportive, and I never forgot that.

What’s something surprising about you?
My career history is pretty diverse. I have a degree in Natural Sciences, then later studied Business Administration. My project management and environmental experience comes from working for organizations such as the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo in Colorado Springs, the Kansas City Zoo, the National Audubon Society, and the City of Joplin.

What’s your biggest goal for 2018?
Since I started at L&P, I’ve picked up multiple projects, but all at different points in the development cycle. In 2018, I’d like to own a project from the very beginning – from design and development until the Las Vegas Market (a tradeshow where we showcase many of our products).

7 Things We Learned in 2017

Happy New Year from Leggett & Platt! As we roll into 2018, we thought we’d recap 2017 with a few of our favorite posts.

We learned how challenging and rewarding a startup business can be – and how our team in KC is bracing for future growth.

We learned how challenging and rewarding a startup business can be – and how our team in KC is bracing for future growth.

We learned through a new series that the world is filled with beautiful places to explore!

We learned through a new series that the world is filled with beautiful places to explore!

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We learned how our interns spent their summers at L&P making an impact – and we loved hearing their stories.

We learned how to bring more creativity into the workplace.

We learned how to bring more creativity into the workplace.

We learned that some of our coworkers actually feel more like family.

We learned that some of our coworkers actually feel more like family.

We learned through Griselda’s career advice what it means to take a risk.

We learned through Griselda’s career advice what it means to take a risk.

We learned that Instagram is a pretty cool platform for manufacturing photos!

We learned that Instagram is a pretty cool platform for manufacturing photos. Follow us!

And We’re Still Going Strong

As a diversified manufacturer, we turn ordinary products into extraordinary materials. We’ve been enhancing people’s lives for over 130 years and we’re still going strong.

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Everyday Leggett Life Takes Us Sightseeing

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“During a recruiting trip, I visited the World’s Largest Chest of Drawers in High Point, North Carolina – the home furnishings capital of the world!” Emily Larson, Talent Advisor at Corporate. [High Point, North Carolina, USA]

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“A little exploration in NYC after completing the 2-day BDNY 2017 Trade Fair.” Whitney Warren, International Project Manager. [New York City, USA]

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“During an audit trip to Seattle, we had a beautiful day of kayaking around Lake Union.” Ryan August, Internal Auditor. [Lake Union, Washington, USA]

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“Amazing fall colors in Grand Rapids.” Ryan August, Internal Auditor. [Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA]

Company Spotlight: Trio Line Polska

Behind every branch at Leggett & Platt is a story: How they’ve grown or faced challenges, how they’ve developed and defined their culture, and how their products support unique customers. Trio Line Polska’s story is one of growth and great craftsmanship.

Welcome to Trio Line

Trio Line 1Based in Poland and acquired by L&P in early 2015, Trio Line joined our Work Furniture group to produce high-end upholstered furniture for some of the most recognized European furniture brands – the most iconic being the Egg Chair produced for Fritz Hansen. In fact, the branch’s main production is for the dining and lounge chair markets.

What makes Trio Line stand out is the artistry that goes into each piece of furniture. The attention to detail, precision, and beautiful finish make their products uniquely high-end. Additionally, since joining L&P, Trio Line has been able to align their designs with Genesis Seating to push their products worldwide for customers such as Steelcase, Herman Miller, and Haworth.

Bjorn Bahnsen heads the Trio Line management team. In 1999, Bjorn purchased his family’s Danish furniture company, Trio Line A/S. Four years later, he started Trio Line Polska to gradually shift production from Denmark to Poland. Since 1999, Bjorn has grown the business from 6 employees to over 500 – and they are some of our most dedicated. According to Wojtek Mytko, VP of Production: “None of the competition we give other producers would be possible without our talented team of employees.” Continue reading

Environmental Affairs: Preserving the Planet We Call Home

For our Environmental Affairs team, business as usual means “saving the world.” They collaborate with our branches worldwide to ensure compliance with environmental regulations and to build a companywide environmental sustainability program. Their work often exists in the details – the parts per million, the gallons of liquid, the kwh of electricity – but has big impacts on our planet and our people.

Our Planet

Environmental compliance for all Leggett & Platt branches around the world means ensuring that air emissions, wastewater discharges, waste handling, and chemical use and storage are in full compliance with all local, state, and federal government regulations. At L&P, environmental compliance is not voluntary or just a good idea; it is mandated by the L&P Board of Directors.

To support that mandate, Environmental Affairs works hard to provide our branch operations managers the resources they need to develop and maintain their site-specific environmental compliance programs. Continue reading

Providing Service with a Smile: Meet Two Faces in Facilities Management

If you’ve ever worked in the service industry or planned an event of any size, you know how demanding these roles can be. Nancy Robinson and Tammy Snyder work in the Facilities Department at L&P’s Corporate Office. Both can face hectic days, but they do so with smiles on their faces.

In the flurry of the service industry, you have to have a little fun, and Nancy and Tammy are two of our best at doing just that.

Nancy Robinson and Tammy Snyder.

Nancy Robinson and Tammy Snyder.

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