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L&P Celebrates Mexican Independence Day

Each year, Mexican Independence Day, which commemorates Mexico’s independence from Spain, is celebrated on September 16. This year, L&P employees at Sponge Cushion celebrated the holiday together for the first time with many employees enjoying conchas (Mexican sweet bread) and marking their roots on a map of Mexico. Information on the Mexican War of Independence and famous people from Mexico was displayed for employees to read at their leisure.

Barbara Bushey, Human Resource and Safety Manager, coordinated the event after a colleague suggested celebrating Mexican Independence Day. After doing some research, she began to understand why September 16 is important: “The Mexican people have much to celebrate. I wanted to honor their strength, perseverance, and contribution to Leggett & Platt.”

“A sense of pride”

We asked a few of our employees who celebrated at Sponge Cushion to share their impressions:

“I like to celebrate the independence of my country, and I am proud of my roots and my country.”
Manuel Aguilera

“I was so happy to see the board with the map and the banner. In my 30 years of working, I have never seen an employer recognize my country. It made me feel good.”
Gregoria Guerrero

“I enjoy celebrating this day with my family and friends at Sponge Cushion. I like the map so I can see where my coworkers are from, and having my name listed on the map gave me a sense of pride.”
Adrian Aguilera

“I enjoyed the Mexican sweet bread, and having my picture taken with my coworkers was fun, too.”
Rick DeVore

Pictured from left to right: Manuel Aguilera, Gregoria Guerrero, Adrian Aguilera, and Rick DeVore

Happy Mexican Independence Day!

Hoy celebramos la independencia de México. ¡L&P les desea unas felices fiestas!

Today, we celebrate Mexico’s independence. L&P wishes you a happy holiday!

Thank You, Drivers!

We’re wrapping up National Truck Driver Appreciation Week!

Did you know that Leggett & Platt employs nearly 400 drivers nationally? Our truck drivers make sure that our products and materials get where they need to be.

In many ways, drivers keep us running!

  • Did you know that your favorite grocery store would run out of food in just 3 days without truck drivers?
  • There are over 16 million trucks in the U.S. alone. If these trucks were stacked on top of each other, they would reach the moon!
  • The average driver will spend roughly 240 nights a year on the road. That means they are away from their homes and families over half of a year. That is a lot of missed date nights, football games, cheer practices, and bedtimes.
  • Many truck drivers take pets on their trips. Pets help combat loneliness, reduce stress, and encourage regular exercise.
  • It is estimated that 1 in every 14 jobs in the U.S. is created by or directly affected by the trucking industry.

If you get the chance today, be sure to thank a driver.

To all of our drivers at L&P, we appreciate you!

If you’re interested in driving for us, we’re always looking for experienced drivers to join our team. At L&P, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment and full benefits. You can apply here.

Celebrate Friendship

July 30 is International Day of Friendship!

If you’d like to celebrate, try reaching out to a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while, or you can extend friendship to someone you’d like to know better. Sometimes the smallest gesture makes the greatest impact.

Honoring Juneteenth

June 19 is Juneteenth, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. and freedom of African Americans. While the Emancipation Proclamation became official in 1863, it took an additional 2.5 years for all states to recognize the end of slavery.

At L&P, we remain committed to the values and principles that have made our company strong for 139 years – a belief in respect, integrity, and inclusion. These are the cornerstones of a culture that values every person and every voice – no matter their race.

To learn more about the history of Juneteenth, you can view these resources.