Comfort Connect Team Spotlight: Nate Hobbs

Our new 
LP Comfort Connect technology provides a unique platform for delivering smart, customizable products to our customers. However, this innovation would never have been possible without the dedicated work of our Comfort Connect team. They collaborated to find unique solutions, improve processes, and differentiate our company in the marketplace through the development of this technology. Today we shine a light on just one of those team members.

Nate Hobbs began his career at L&P in August of 2018 as the Director of Engineering – Electrical. Since that time, he’s gained responsibility for the Product Development Quality Assurance department as well as internal software tools and systems. He also helps to lead the team in charge of developing L&P’s new Comfort Connect™ technology – proprietary hardware and software which are integrated to support L&P’s newest adjustable bed product, which is reaching the final project stages. In addition to a traditional remote, movements and feature sets of the bed are controlled through the LP Comfort Connect™ app, which was also developed by the team, and integrated with Alexa to enable voice commands.

Nate’s work with the Comfort Connect™ project began after the product had already been conceptualized and prototyped, but his knowledge of systems and engineering as well as his experience in quality assurance was vital to the successful deployment of the product. “Some initial feasibility work was complete and basic software was developed, so my role is to work with the team to bring the product to full maturity and help get it into production,” says Nate.

The project hasn’t come without its challenges, however. “The technology is required to be very robust, so making sure everything works properly every single time so the consumers don’t have any inconveniences is a huge priority. Part of my team’s job on the quality assurance side is to go through the process of system integration and regression testing before the product is released to consumers,” he shares.

In fact, customer experience is the primary focus of Nate’s work. He has worked with the team to develop solutions vital not only to the usability and functionality of the software itself, but he’s even played a part in creating in-house testing capabilities at our production facilities. “The team developed in-house programming stations as well as an end-of-line test station so that we can ensure everything on the adjustable base functions properly before passing the product on to the consumer,” he says.

The Comfort Connect team has a monumental task – to create the industry’s first voice-controlled bed system – and with leaders and team members like Nate, it’s becoming a reality. When the project is complete, LP Comfort Connect™ will be released on a limited-model production basis.

“My favorite part about working on the Comfort Connect project has been making sure all the pieces work together. From the cloud software, control box, test systems – taking all the components and putting them together to create such a unique product has been challenging, but has also given me the opportunity to be part of something that’s never been done in the industry before,” he says.

National Hispanic Heritage Month: Matthew Lopez

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we’re sharing the stories of several Latinx employees within our U.S. facilities.

“I think my job at L&P is important because I’m able to help and connect with different employees every day. I’m able to use my Spanish speaking skills to translate different documents and help employees who struggle with English.

There are many aspects of my culture that make me proud to be Hispanic. I appreciate how close-knit and encouraging Latinos are as a society. We are known for helping one another and contributing to the greater good. I also really enjoy the different foods we are known for including tamales, garnachas, empanadas, and arroz con leche.

I keep close contact with my family around the U.S. and Guatemala. Anytime I see or talk to my family they are very warm and welcoming and make me feel as if we see each other every single day.”

Matthew Lopez
Bilingual HR Assistant

Happy IT Professionals Day!

On this IT Professionals Day, we owe a big round of applause to all of our dedicated employees in Information Technology. You keep us up and running, connected, and able to do our jobs each and every day.

Thank you!

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 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!

Suprema Retro Offers Sleek, Stylish Comfort

In our Furniture Components business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components that enhance comfort, motion, and style in upholstered furniture.
The Suprema Retro is an ultra-sleek motion furniture mechanism that provides the ultimate comfort. It can be used in a wide range of styles, from traditional to contemporary. The power-only activation, along with multiple headrest options, allows users to recline to the perfect position for their comfort.
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Don’t Forget National Make Your Bed Day!

We know something about beds. Don’t forget to make yours!

L&P and Hammond Firefighters Join Together for Family in Need

The Hammond Firefighters Association in Indiana recently responded to an emergency call and found several children sleeping on the floor with only blankets. Their team brought the situation to the local Union’s attention.

After reaching out to the community for donations and support, they contacted L&P to inquire about a discounted price on new beds. Understanding the circumstance, Leggett & Platt chose to donate four twin mattresses to the family. The donations collected by the firefighters were then used to purchase bed frames to lift the children off the floor.

We are very grateful for the opportunity to give back to this family in such an important way. Everyone at L&P would like to wish their family a good night’s sleep for years to come!

Europia SL Raises Relaxation to a New Level

In our Furniture Components business, we design, manufacture, and distribute a wide range of components that enhance comfort, motion, and style in upholstered furniture.

The Europia™ SL is a push on the arm mechanism that features a hidden footrest that tucks under the seat for a stationary look. It’s slim profile is not only capable of motion, but also has an ergonomic, well-balanced full-recline position that reduces pressure points and provides excellent footrest elevation.

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