Happy Juneteenth!

June 19, 1865 – Juneteenth – is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

June 19 is a day of celebration of the freedom of African Americans.

At L&P, we’re committed to the values and principles that have made our company strong for 138 years – a belief in respect, integrity, and inclusion. These are the cornerstones of a culture that values every person and every voice – no matter their race.

L&P Sustainability Efforts: Flooring Products

Because of the investments we have made to reduce the environmental impact of our Flooring Products business, when our customers install L&P carpet underlayment products, they make a direct contribution toward their LEED green building certification.

Green attributes of our carpet cushion products include:

  • Recyclable: all products can be 100% recycled at the end of their useful life
  • Chemical Safety: all products exceed the CRI Green Label Plus test program
  • Recycled Content:
    • Bonded / Bonded Plus carpet cushion consists of 100% recycled foam
    • Rubber XD / Rubber Plus carpet cushions contain not less than 20% pre-consumer recycled material
    • Fiber carpet cushion comprised from a high percentage of industry-derived recycled fibers
  • Renewable Technology: Bonded / Bonded Plus carpet cushion replaces petroleum-based polyol with BioBasic® renewable seed oil

Read more about L&P’s sustainability efforts here: https://leggett.com/sustainability-report

What the Covid-19 Pandemic Taught Us

The past year has shown us just how resilient our people really are. We asked several employees what the COVID-19 pandemic taught them.

L&P Acquires BS Steel

On May 31, 2021, Leggett & Platt’s Trio Line Polska work furniture business in Poznan, Poland acquired BS Steel.  BS Steel is a Polish manufacturer of bent metal tubing for furniture used in office, residential, and other settings, and the company has been an important supplier to TL Polska historically.  BS Steel will become part of the Trio Line Polska organization.

BS Steel was founded in 2006 and was operated by Bjorn Bahnsen and Steen Sorensen, who have been key business partners for L&P’s Work Furniture Group through the years.  As part of this transaction, Bjorn and Steen also invested into Trio Line Polska, forming a joint venture with Leggett & Platt.  We look forward to working together with them to continue to grow the business.

We welcome the 63 BS Steel employees to the Trio Line Polska / Leggett & Platt family!

National Safety Month

This June, during National Safety Month, we want to say thank you. Our teams show tremendous dedication to maintaining a safe and healthy work environment for everyone — and we’re grateful for the extra efforts that help keep our employees safe.

 

 

Comfort Connect Team Spotlight: Nick Baker

Our new LP Comfort Connect technology provides a unique platform for delivering smart, customizable products to our customers. However, this innovation would never have been possible without the dedicated work of our Comfort Connect team. They collaborated to find unique solutions, improve processes, and differentiate our company in the marketplace through the development of this technology. Today we shine a light on just one of those team members. 

Nick Baker began his career at L&P in early 2018, when he was hired as a Software Engineer. Since that time, he has participated in many research and development projects, while specializing in mobile applications.

In 2019, he was asked to join the team for L&P’s new Comfort Connect™ technology – proprietary hardware and software which are integrated to support L&P’s newest adjustable bed product. All movements and feature sets of the bed can be controlled through an app, which Nick played a major hand in developing.

At the forefront of the project, the team was focused solely on development for Android devices. However, Nick recommended a new technology, which allowed them to begin coding for both iOS and Android in a single code base. This shift allowed them to create the app at a much quicker pace, considerably reducing time to market and lowering costs of development and maintenance.

One unique feature of the app is its ability to automatically self-configure when connected to a bed in L&P’s Comfort Connect™ product line. Because the beds can include a variety of features – including articulation, massage, and lighting – this feature makes initial setup for a particular model a more seamless process for the user.

“By observing common interactions with the features on the app, we can customize the technology over time,” says Nick. “This allows us to continually improve the experience of our customers. It also provides valuable feedback for our sales team.”

As new features are added to the product line, they are integrated into the app. Nick’s team has also worked to continually improve the product through user testing.

“It was always my goal to create an solution that can compete with the newer technologies trending today,” shares Nick. “The result feels clean, modern, and easy to navigate. I’m really proud to have been a part of it.”

The LP Comfort Connect app is now available for download in Google Play and App Store.

What the Covid-19 Pandemic Taught Us

The past year has shown us just how resilient our people really are. We asked several employees what the COVID-19 pandemic taught them.

L&P Sustainability Efforts: Responsible Forestry

Our facilities are actively working to reduce the environmental impact associated with our production methods, including using responsible sourcing methods.

We use wood in various bedding products, including static foundations. Every year, approximately half of the wood we use in our U.S. bedding products comes from Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified sources. We’re also increasing the use of FSC-certified wood products in our Work Furniture business to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals.

Read more about L&P’s sustainability efforts here: https://leggett.com/sustainability-report

What the COVID-19 Pandemic Taught Us

The past year has shown us just how resilient our people really are. We asked several employees what the COVID-19 pandemic taught them.