Today is World Health Day. What will you do for a healthier tomorrow?
Today is World Health Day. What will you do for a healthier tomorrow?
Today is International Fun at Work Day! Here are a few ideas for celebrating both at work or at home:
🎉 Dress up as your favorite superhero (and don’t forget to turn your camera on in your next meeting!)
🎉 Take a brain break – play a game of bingo (with prizes, of course)
🎉 Open a meeting with a joke
Next week, we’ll be at the bi-annual ISPA EXPO showcasing some of our bedding products and innovations through an exhibit called Boundless Sleep Solutions. One product visitors will get to see is EcoBase™, an integrated technology for hybrid mattresses.
Paired with Leggett & Platt innersprings, Eco-Base™ is a new alternative to the base foam used in many hybrid mattresses. This technology provides cost and inventory savings – all while maintaining great durability, shape retention, and compression recovery.
Learn more about what we’ll be up to at this year’s ISPA EXPO by visiting boundlesssleepsolutions.com.
From March 8-10, we’ll be in Orlando, Florida, showcasing some of our most exciting products and innovations at a biannual expo hosted by the International Sleep Products Association (ISPA). This event has been a key gathering for the bedding industry to connect and share ideas for decades.
We spoke to Sharon Baird, our Marketing + Creative Project Program Director, to learn more about what it takes to prepare for the event.
“Safety has been our top priority in getting ready for the 2022 event,” she says. “Our team has spent the last couple of years learning about digital complements to in-person opportunities and how to create safe, organized spaces and layouts to accommodate pandemic guidelines.”
Sharon’s team also works with partners across the organization to plan every last detail of the event. Our Boundless Sleep Solutions exhibits will include appearances from our teams from Adjustable Bed, Bedding Components, Elite Comfort Solutions, Global Systems Group, Hanes Industries, Peterson Chemical Technology, Spühl, and Vertex Fasteners – each of them featuring unique experiences for visitors.
“We work directly with our businesses to help bring their campaign visions to life – from budgeting, logistics planning, the creation of messaging, design, videography, and more. It truly is a collaborative effort and takes a village to pull together,” says Sharon.
When asked to describe what she enjoys most about planning for the ISPA EXPO, Sharon shared her excitement for the success of each business she helps serve. “We want all of our business partners to succeed as much as they do,” she says. “A unique trust is built when they’re able to see their visions come to life, and that is the most satisfying reward.”
Next month, our Bedding team is headed to the bi-annual ISPA EXPO in Orlando, Florida, to showcase our products, capabilities, and innovations through an exhibit called Boundless Sleep Solutions.
Scott Clark, Senior Creative Director of our Marketing + Creative team, shared more about the process of developing the creative vision for L&P’s space at the expo. “With the help of our Bedding and creative teams, I developed the overall vision and look and feel of the space that ISPA visitors will experience,” he says.
Bringing that creative vision to life isn’t as easy as it might seem, and it takes a village of creative and industry-focused experts. “My initial concepts went from written ideas, sketches, and mood boards to revision after revision for every wall, structure, display, and marketing element related to the event. Those visual and experiential ideas bounced between sales teams, product development teams, engineers, and back through our Marketing + Creative team to ultimately become the total experience in Orlando.”
Creating the ISPA space also requires thinking about visitor experience from a tangible standpoint versus what someone sees on a computer screen. “Designing and branding an environment requires you to think about how the space looks as you approach it, how it feels from every angle within that space, and how to best communicate the key messages during the experience,” Scott says. “My main role is making sure our brand is strong, bold, and obvious, and that every visitor is positively exposed to the knowledge and information that we want to deliver.”
The team approaches each year’s display as an opportunity to improve from the previous year. “Being an industry leader truly raises the stakes and applies pressure to make it a great experience with a compelling message,” Scott concludes. “Our space must stand out and represent the company like the leader we are.”
Visit www.boundlesssleepsolutions.com to learn more about L&P’s sleep solutions.
Next month, our Bedding segment is heading off to the annual ISPA Expo in Orlando, Florida.
ISPA, or International Sleep Products Association, hosts the event each year for mattress producers and industry leaders from around the world to connect, showcase products and ideas, and explore the opportunities that set the pace for the mattress industry’s future.
This year, our newest Bedding partners, Elite Comfort Solutions and Peterson Chemical Technology, will join the fun. A team of L&P sales representatives will provide personalized, socially distanced tours through our booths during the event, which will include live lab demonstrations, working machines, and innovative products.
Fun fact: L&P has taken part in ISPA since 1943, minus one event in 2006!
Cybersecurity starts with YOU and is everyone’s responsibility. There are currently an estimated 5.2 billion Internet users—over 65% of the world’s population! This number will only grow, making the need to #BeCyberSmart more important than ever.
For more information, visit www.cisa.gov/cybersecurity-awareness-month
Today is Manufacturing Day in the United States and we celebrate all those who proudly stand behind our goods and services. We are committed to developing quality products and unlocking innovative technologies to grow our economy. Today’s employees will power the next chapter of American production and innovation.
Employees in L&P’s Information Technology (IT) department work quietly behind the scenes to maintain our computer systems, analyze and reduce cybersecurity risks, and develop solutions which improve the ways our teams communicate with one another.
In an effort to enable business growth, the IT department has launched a new Global Network Transformation (GNT) project that will both modernize and enhance security for the global network. This multi-year project will enable the transition from distributed manufacturing applications to centralized cloud-based systems.
The GNT project will increase efficiency and enhance security for the global network including migration to redundant circuits, implementation of a SDWAN platform, and network segmentation.
“We are currently in the process of hiring an entire team of people to execute this project,” says Travis O’Neill, Director of Cloud Services & Network Infrastructure. “It’s such an exciting opportunity. GNT will completely change the way we support our branches around the world.”
To learn more about available opportunities at L&P, visit careers.leggett.com