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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.

Everyday Leggett Life: From the Skies

Josh Horton

“A gorgeous view from a plane ride to visit our LPGS branch in Chicago.” Josh Horton, Procurement Systems Manager in Corporate Purchasing. [Somewhere over Chicago, Illinois, USA]

“We visited our Pegasus facility a few weeks ago to capture video footage and photos of their products and processes around the manufacturing floor.” Evan Younker, Senior Video Editor at Creative Services. [Somewhere over Connecticut, USA]

Travis Almandinger

“My view while returning from a seminar in San Diego.” Travis Almandinger, Associate General Counsel & Deputy Secretary at Corporate. [Somewhere over California, USA]

“I very recently traveled with our Executive team to deliver a presentation and dialogue with employees from our Hanes operations.” Jason Gorham, VP of Human Resources at Corporate. [Somewhere over North Carolina, USA]

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!

Office Must-Haves: Grey Allder in IT

If you want to get to know Leggett & Platt, you should get to know our people first. What better way than by seeing a few of their favorite things?

Grey’s role: Advanced Network Analyst

Job in a nutshell: Assisting to install, configure, and monitor Corporate’s servers and file storage appliances, as well as assisting with server-based applications and utilities.

  1. Travel Book – I just got back from a vacation to Europe! Before I left, I enjoyed thumbing through the book during lunch. It was exciting to plan out my trip!
  2. Coffee – Morning and afternoon coffee helps maintain my focus throughout the day.
  3. A Favorite Photo – I remember the day this was taken of me and my girlfriend. I recently moved from Arkansas, and seeing this photo reminds me that I moved here, in part, to be closer to her. I’m grateful to have landed an opportunity with L&P.
  4. Backpack – In addition to holding my work laptop, it holds a few tools in case I need to go perform some work on a server.
  5. Pad of Paper – When I need to remember something important about an application or server, it helps me to write it down as opposed to just typing it out.

Want to see more? It’s been a minute since we’ve worked on this series, but we’re back! Check out a few Office Must-Haves from the past.

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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5 Office Must-Haves: Marko Mircetic in Corporate Development

If you want to get to know Leggett & Platt, you should get to know our people first. What better way than by seeing a few of their favorite things?

Marko’s role: Research Analyst

Job in a nutshell: Helping to analyze and acquire companies that can strengthen Leggett’s portfolio of businesses and improve shareholder returns.

Marko Mircetic

  1. Cleats – If time allows, I’m always up for some lunchtime soccer. A group of employees regularly plays on the field across the street! It’s a great way to get a workout and meet other people around L&P.
  2. Water Bottle – I am not a huge coffee or tea drinker, even though I’ll have them once in a while. I am all H2O (well, about 60% if you want to get scientific here). I go through 2 or 3 of these bottles a day.
  3. WSJ – Good ol’ Wall Street Journal – my way of staying plugged in to the world around me.
  4. Sticky Notes – When I’m in the middle of a mergers and acquisitions (M&A) deal, things happen fast – really fast. Sticky notes to the rescue. I usually jot down my new to-do’s and stick them on my monitors, a method I borrowed from our former treasurer!
  5. Notebook – This is a must when I am headed to a meeting. Tough to replace plain old paper and a pen… it’s just so efficient! And the leather is fancy.

Want to see more? It’s been a minute since we’ve worked on this series, but we’re back! Check out a few Office Must-Haves from the past.

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!

1970s tradeshow

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!