Leggett & Platt

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J.P. Leggett and C.B. Platt were both residents of Carthage, a county seat in southwest Missouri, when they formed a partnership in 1883. J.P. Leggett was an inventor and had several patents to his credit. When he developed the idea for a spiral steel coil bedspring, he went to his brother-in-law, C.B. Platt, for his manufacturing capability and expertise. Together they produced the L&P bedspring, patented in 1885, which offered the best night's sleep available. Their partnership prospered and the business was incorporated in 1901. The company has operated successfully since then.  

Leggett & Platt is a diversified manufacturer that conceives, designs and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in virtually every home, office, retail store, and automobile. With the Fortune 500 as their customers and a broad suite of customers of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 123-year-old firm is composed of 29 business units, 33,000 employee-partners, and more than 300 facilities located in over 20 countries.

Leggett & Platt is known to be North AmericaÂâ€Ã¢„¢s leading independent manufacturer of the following retail store fixtures and point of purchase displays, carpet underlay; adjustable beds, components for office furniture, non-automotive aluminum die castings, drawn steel wire, components for residential furniture and bedding, automotive seat support and lumbar systems, and bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing and quilting.  

Leggett is established as the market leader in design, production and delivery of a broad suite of retail store fixtures, point-of-purchase displays, and storage products, helping us achieve one stop supplier status for retailers, specialty shops and other major customers. Also, Leggett is the leading independent producer of proprietary chair controls, furniture bases and other components for office furniture manufacturers.