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:
Here are a few highlights from the day!
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!
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.
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!
It was a gorgeous spring morning for our annual meeting of L&P shareholders in Carthage, MO.
Along with sharing exciting developments across the company, CEO Karl Glassman also recognized CFO Matt Flanigan for his service on our Board of Directors and his successful 21 years with L&P. Congratulations, Matt!
Here’s a peek at our morning offsite! Alissa Owsley, Director of L&D, interviewed Mitch Dolloff, COO, to share his thoughts on leading strong teams as part of our Emerging Leader Academy.
Why the football stadium, you ask? Well, we totally ran with the “strong teams” theme!
Big thanks to our Marketing + Creative videography crew for always executing on our crazy ideas.