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Today’s Employee Town Hall Meeting

We’d like to thank all the employees who attended this morning’s Town Hall Meeting — both at Corporate and around the globe via live broadcast. We look forward to an exciting future at L&P!

Official Photo: Ribbon Cutting at Market

Last week, we shared a behind-the-scenes shot of our ribbon cutting ceremony during Las Vegas Market. Here’s the official photo!

Congrats to our team for a beautifully remodeled showroom and a successful week at Market!

MFG Day Recap: Showcasing Modern Manufacturing to Our Next Generation

Last Friday, manufacturers across the United States celebrated Manufacturing Day, also known as MFG Day, by opening their doors to showcase the potential of modern manufacturing and inspire the next generation of manufacturers.

This year, six L&P locations hosted MFG Day activities:

  • Carthage Spring in Carthage, MO
  • Flex-O-Lators in Carthage, MO
  • Genesis Seating in Kentwood, MI
  • Davidson Plyforms in Grand Rapids, MI
  • Adjustable Bed (Consumer Products) in Spring Hill, FL
  • Pegasus Manufacturing in Middletown, CT

Here are a few highlights from the day!

A manufacturing team at Spring Hill demonstrated the assembly of an adjustable base for local students.

L&P’s Walter Jones welcomed students from Pasco-Hernando State College.

Spring Hill management pictured with guests of honor.

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Governor Parson Visits Spühl

Last week, Missouri Governor Mike Parson visited our Spühl GmbH facility in Wittenbach, Switzerland. Spühl develops and produces high-performance equipment for the production of innerspring units. Governor Parson toured the production facilities and learned about the robust apprenticeship and vocational training program at Spühl.

Thank you for visiting us, Governor Parson!

A Truck Driving Champion Among Us!

In late May, the Missouri Truck Driving Championship evaluated drivers on their knowledge of the industry, vehicle inspections, and a driving skills course of six obstacles completed under actual everyday conditions.

This year, L&P entered 3 drivers in the competition: Terry Childers and Felix Herman (OTR drivers in the Sleeper Berth Class) and David Pruitt (5-Axle Class). While Terry and Felix had both competed in the year prior, this was David’s first year of competition.

We’re proud of the results!

David won Rookie of the Year for his outstanding, well-rounded performance as a first-time contestant, as well as 1st Place in the 5-Axle Class, making him the MO State Champion in the 5-Axle Class. David will now advance to the National Truck Driving Championships to be held in Pittsburgh, PA in August.

Congratulations and good luck in the National Championships, David!

That’s a Wrap on the 2019 Summit!

This week, we hosted over 100 of our emerging leaders from all over the world to network, learn from senior leaders, and study concepts of change management – all as part of our annual conference for the Emerging Leader Academy.

And what a week it was.

We’re still over here recovering, so check back soon for more pictures!