Category Archives: Community Engagement

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.

L&P Supports United Way in the NYSE’s Global Giving Campaign

L&P is honored to support the United Way in the New York Stock Exchange’s (NYSE) Global Giving Campaign!

As a global manufacturer, Leggett & Platt is committed to investing in the communities where we live and work. The United Way shares our goals of advancing education, financial stability, and health around the world. We proudly support those initiatives, with corporate gifts multiplying our employees’ long-standing generosity to the organization.

A commemorative ornament will hang on the holiday tree in front of the NYSE entrance until the end of the year. Check it out below!

LEG Global Giving Campaign Ornament 2022 Photo Credit: NYSE

L&P Hosts Thanksgiving Food Drive

L&P recently hosted a Thanksgiving Food Drive to help those in need, collecting non-perishable food and pantry items at the corporate headquarters in Carthage, Missouri.

In addition to a financial donation from L&P, our employees donated many items during the food drive, including more than 100 cans of green beans! These donations will go to three non-profits in Southwest Missouri: Pressing Toward the Goal Ministries, the Carthage Crisis Center, and Carthage Crosslines Ministry.

Tracy Phillips, L&P Accounts Payable Coordinator and co-founder of Pressing Toward the Goal Ministries, said, “We are so grateful for everything that Leggett & Platt has done to partner with the ministry in helping take care of those in need. I just wanted to sincerely thank you from the bottom of our hearts!”

We are proud of our employees for working together and giving hope where it’s needed most!

L&P Sponsors 2022 ISFD Pinnacle Awards

L&P recently sponsored the International Society of Furniture Designers (ISFD) 26th Annual Pinnacle Awards.

The ISFD supports furniture designers—professionals and students—by providing opportunities for professional development, mentorship, and networking. Each year, the ISFD Pinnacle Awards Celebration honors these designers by recognizing their work in different categories, such as Accessories, Bedroom, Dining, Home Office, and Outdoor.

Chad Gore, Vice President of Sales-Eastern Region, shares why L&P supports the ISFD and what he enjoyed during this year’s event:

“We support ISFD because they offer multiple resources to the design industry and encourage the development of design students through many different programs.

I really enjoyed the social part of the evening. It provided a really good atmosphere to meet some of the people that drive design in the furniture industry. The designers in each category are so talented. Their designs were functional but art at the same time.”

Check out the 2022 Pinnacle Award Winners.

This image was originally shared by the ISFD on their LinkedIn page.

Harry M. Cornell, Jr., Honored at the University of Missouri

The Herbert J. Davenport Society, which is a part of the University of Missouri’s (MU) Trulaske College of Business, recently hosted a banquet that honored Harry M. Cornell, Jr.

Harry was a lifelong leader at L&P, serving as our CEO from 1960 to 1999, and a very generous community partner.

Harry supported and contributed to the University of Missouri. In 1950, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and received an honorary doctorate of law in 2003 from MU. In 2002, Cornell Hall, which is named after Harry, was completed and became the home for MU’s College of Business. He helped found the Strategic Development Board for the Trulaske College of Business and gave a financial gift that established the Cornell Leadership Program at MU.

Read more about Harry’s legacy and check out some photos from the banquet:

Pictured from left to right, Chuck Hutchins (L&P VP-Chief Tax Officer), Sharon Beshore (Harry’s daughter), and Lance Beshore (Harry’s son-in-law) stand behind a Partners in Progress award.
Mary Beth Marrs, Director of the Cornell Leadership Program at MU, speaks at the banquet. Mary worked with Harry on the Cornell Leadership Program.
Bruce Walker, former dean of MU’s business school, speaks at the banquet. Bruce worked with Harry during the construction of Cornell Hall.

L&P Marketing + Creative Hosts Pumpkin Social and Food Drive

Each month, the L&P Marketing & Creative (M+C) teams get together—online and offline—to foster connection and friendship. M+C recently came together to carve pumpkins and collect non-perishable food for the Sunshine Children’s Home in Carthage, Missouri!

Virtual activities throughout the month provide a chance to connect beyond work-related meetings. The department also offers a monthly in-person activity aimed at bringing more people together. Physical gatherings usually revolve around a planning meeting or service project and include lunch or snacks.

Check out photos from M+C’s pumpkin social below!

About L&P Marketing + Creative

Leggett & Platt Marketing + Creative is an internal creative agency for Leggett & Platt. We offer design, writing, internet, and tradeshow services to L&P’s business units. We also perform creative work for a number of outside companies at a standard rate per hour.

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: Online Safety Tips

At L&P, we strive to promote good cyber practices within our company and want to recognize Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which is celebrated every October. With cyber threats and crimes becoming more common, it’s more important than ever to know how we can help protect ourselves from them. In honor of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) shared four actions we can take to be safer online:

  • Create strong passwords. For each account you have, use a unique password. Ensure passwords are long and complex.
  • Keep software up to date. When updates become available for your devices, web browsers, and applications, update them as soon as possible. Consider enabling automatic updates, if possible.
  • Think before you click. Cyber criminals may send you malicious links and attachments with the goal of installing malware or stealing login credentials.
  • Use two-factor authentication. Two-factor authentication adds another layer of security to your accounts by requiring an additional verification step when signing into them.

L&P Volunteers at Third Thursday

L&P recently sponsored and volunteered at Third Thursday—a family-friendly event where the Joplin, Missouri, and surrounding communities get together to enjoy local food, artists, entertainment, and shops. October’s Third Thursday served as a local Halloween event that attracted a great crowd.

During the event, 33 L&P volunteers offered free activities near one of our semi-trucks to raise awareness for and solidify our ongoing partnership with the local United Way. Community members had the opportunity to enjoy a Candy Land Truck or Treat, games, pumpkin decorating, and free bags of popcorn.

Our volunteers handed out more than 8,000 pieces of candy and helped approximately 160 kids decorate mini pumpkins!

We are so grateful to our volunteers for making this Third Thursday fun and successful! Check out some photos from the event below.

Join L&P at Third Thursday!

L&P is sponsoring Third Thursday on October 20. From 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM CDT, stop by Main Street in Downtown Joplin, Missouri, to join the fun!

We will be accepting donations to support the local United Way, and there will be free activities for you to enjoy. For kids, we will have games, a Truck or Treat with candy, and pumpkin decorating. We’ll also have free bags of popcorn and a festive fall photo station.

We hope to see you there—find us by the big rig!