Category Archives: Engineering

Intern Spotlight – Carson McGill

The Doors internship program brings students from across the country to L&P to learn and grow as leaders.

Carson McGill is a Chemical Engineering major at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, and has been working with Peterson Chemicals. Through his internship, Carson had the opportunity to take his knowledge, formulate theories, and watch those theories become a reality.

L&P Hosts Information Session at Missouri S&T

L&P’s Adjustable Bed Engineering group recently organized an information session for potential job and internship candidates at Missouri S&T. During the event, they talked about L&P’s rich history in the manufacturing industry and shared the real-world learning opportunities that our internships can provide.

To generate additional excitement with the students, they demonstrated one of L&P’s adjustable bases along with a working display case that included the various Internet of Things items able to integrate with the bed. The mechanical and electrical engineering students were impressed with the opportunities for learning offered by our internship program including the ability to collaborate on the development of new products.

Internships are available across various cross-functional backgrounds including: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, mobile app development, cloud software engineering, embedded software development, and more.

Interested candidates should visit for more information.

Happy Manufacturing Day!

Every year, manufacturers across the United States celebrate MFG Day to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing.

This year looks a little different, as we’ve worked hard to increase our safety protocols to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within our facilities (which aren’t represented by this pre-pandemic video). But our sentiment is the same – we’re proud to be a diversified manufacturer!

Employee Spotlight: How an Engineering Intern Kept On Keeping On (And How it Has Paid Off)

If there’s one quality David Redick embodies, it’s commitment. While working in an auto body shop, his commitment to providing for his family led him back to college at 30 years old. His commitment to learning led him to pursue an engineering degree and an internship at Leggett & Platt. And his commitment to excellence during his internship led to employment as a Junior Engineer on our Bedding Product Development team.

DSC_9381Currently, he’s only two semesters away from graduation and a role as a full-time Product Engineer. Even with a busy school and work schedule, he managed to make time for an interview.

1. How did you get your start with Leggett?

I began as a Drafting Intern for the IDEA Center in 2012. As a student at Pittsburg State University, I heard about an internship opportunity with Leggett. After talking with my advisor about it, I interviewed and got the job! I was very excited to be part of the initial group of DOORS interns that year. Continue reading