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New Year, New Perspectives: Melissa Shaddix

To kick off 2023, we want to introduce you to several of our newest employees and share their goals for this year.

First up, meet Melissa Shaddix! Melissa is a Technical Writer for our Corporate Information Technology (IT) Department.

What brought you to L&P?

I’m excited to be a part of the long history of L&P’s leadership in many industries and the new initiatives underway in the IT Department.

My new colleagues have been so welcoming and helpful! I joined L&P during a very busy time, yet so many people have taken time to get to know me and help me feel welcome. I think the collaboration and culture I’ve seen bode very well for my future here.

What’s something unique about you?

I went to a university with a prominent horticulture research department, and I had a part-time job grading the pecans harvested from research orchards throughout my state. The results of my grading were used in several multi-year research projects that impacted U.S. pecan growers. I never got to eat a single test pecan.

What’s your biggest goal for 2023?

I’ve seen a trend where some social media influencers set “yearly themes” as a baseline ideal to guide their intentions and decisions. I’d like to try it this year with the theme of “balance.” To me, practicing balance—both physically and mentally—can improve coordination during challenging tasks and help prevent falls and failure. In 2023, I’ll try to approach all of my goals with a focus on balance to ensure that I won’t just excel at one while neglecting the rest.

In Case You Missed It: A Recap of 2022

As we head into 2023, we want to share some of our favorite posts to recap 2022!

To read the original posts, click the pictures below.

Our Doors program provides interns with opportunities to build experience and connections while having fun! Listen to what a few of our former interns have to say.

Summer Steelman is a Talent Advisor at L&P and uses her incredible background to help people find careers that fit. Read about her journey here.

Harry served our company and communities in so many ways and set the standard for our people-first culture. Click here to read about Harry’s legacy.

Each day, the L&P Imaging team tells the stories of our products. Click here to meet the team behind the scenes.

Workplace safety isn’t just for safety professionals. For tips on how to help maintain a safe workplace, read this post.

Mario’s spirit of giving started in childhood. Read this post to see how Mario’s kindness and generosity have touched many lives.

The generosity of our employees ensures our We Rise program can help support L&P employees affected by catastrophic events or natural disasters. Click here to read about We Rise.

Sometimes, teamwork goes beyond the office. Click here to read how one of our teams came together to care for others.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

L&P Season’s Greetings

This time of year means many things to each of us, and to celebrate the cultures and traditions that make up L&P, we invited our employees from around the world to share season’s greetings—what we are looking forward to this season, hopes for colleagues, and a variety of traditions.

L&P Bedding Featured on the Dos Marcos Podcast

Our Bedding Segment was recently featured on the Dos Marcos podcast – a podcast dedicated to the furniture, appliances, and mattress business.

Listen in as two of our Bedding leaders discuss our new product development approach and new product launches for Quantum Edge Enhanced Profile with Eco-Base and Caliber Edge Enhanced Profile with Eco-Base.

Listen here: Eco-Base™ – L&P Bedding Group (beddingcomponents.com)

L&P Hosts Students from the University of Missouri’s Cornell Leadership Program

We were excited to welcome students from the University of Missouri’s (MU) Cornell Leadership Program to our corporate headquarters in Carthage, Missouri, to learn about our company and from our leaders.

The Cornell Leadership Program was established by a financial gift from Harry M. Cornell, Jr., our CEO from 1960 to 1999, and gives students at MU’s Trulaske College of Business an opportunity to build leadership and business skills.

During the two-day visit, students toured our local Idea Center and Machine Products branches and enjoyed discussions, presentations, and Q&A panels. Many of our L&P presenters are proud MU alumni!

Check out some photos from the event below:

Students pose for a group photo with members of Leggett’s leadership.
Students tour our local branches in Carthage, Missouri.
Students listen to a presentation by our CEO Mitch Dolloff.

Georgetown Branch Receives Governor’s Safety and Health Award

L&P’s branch in Georgetown, Kentucky, recently received the Governor’s Safety and Health Award!

The team worked 801,564 hours—at least 24 months—without a serious work-related injury or illness that resulted in an employee being away from work for an extended period of time. During the award ceremony, a representative from the Kentucky Department of Labor congratulated Georgetown on their commitment to employee safety.

Ethan Kiser, Environmental, Health, and Safety Manager at Georgetown, said, “Our team puts safety and health at the forefront of our operations through internal safety audits, extensive employee engagement in our safety program, thorough and effective incident investigation, and by ensuring our employees are effectively trained for their positions and able to identify and protect themselves and their team against any safety hazards in their areas.

Keeping our employees safe is our most important job. This job is a moral responsibility, and it is critical to make safety a top priority to ensure all employees return home each night in as good or better shape than they arrived. Our employees are the backbone of Leggett & Platt, and when they feel safe at Georgetown, our business thrives.”

We are so proud of this team for putting people first by prioritizing safety and care for each other!

Our team in Georgetown, Kentucky, holds the Governor’s Safety and Health Award.