Reducing Your Footprint

Reducing Your Footprint

It’s not a load of rubbish — manufacturers find decreasing material scrap and recycling is good for business — and the environment, too   Mattress makers and industry suppliers have invested in equipment, re-engineered production processes and made other efforts to reduce the amount of waste created when manufacturing mattresses and other sleep products. They […]

Leggett & Platt Elevates Dolloff to COO

Industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc. announced Mitch Dolloff will assume the role chief operating officer effective Jan. 1, 2019. The post was last held by Karl Glassman, who became chief executive officer in January 2016. Dolloff also will retain his current responsibilities as president of the Specialized Products and Furniture Products business segments until […]

Achieving Transportation Excellence

Achieving Transportation Excellence

BY GARY JAMES Industry members and shipping companies share insights A growing driver shortage. Rising diesel fuel costs. New federal government requirements that limit driver flexibility and delay deliveries. Increasing expectations from both customers and consumers that products will arrive at storefronts and doorsteps like clockwork. BedTimes spoke with shipping companies, as well as a […]

Leggett & Platt Marks Geek University Milestone With Campaign

Leggett & Platt Marks Geek University Milestone With Campaign

Sleep Geek, powered by Carthage, Missouri-based industry supplier Leggett & Platt Inc., kicked off a contest in July to celebrate its 1,000th graduate from Geek University, an online program designed to supplement sales training. All of those who graduated during the contest period that ended July 24 received a $10 Amazon gift card, their own […]

Leggett & Platt sales rise 7% in 1st quarter

Leggett & Platt sales rise 7% in 1st quarter

Inflation played a big role in Leggett & Platt Inc.’s financial results for the first quarter of 2018, which ended March 31. Net sales of the Carthage, Missouri-based supplier rose 7% to $1.03 billion for the first fiscal quarter, compared with the same period a year ago. Raw material-related price increases and currency impact accounted […]

Strong final quarter powers Leggett & Platt sales gains

Strong final quarter powers Leggett & Platt sales gains

Carthage, Missouri-based Leggett & Platt Inc. reported fourth-quarter 2017 sales of $984 million, a 9% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2016. Fourth-quarter earnings per share were $0.27. Fourth-quarter adjusted EPS was $0.59, an 11% increase versus 2016, primarily due to higher sales. For the full year, L&P’s sales grew 5%, to $3.94 billion, and […]

Global Systems Group promotes Paul Block, Terry Myers

Global Systems Group promotes Paul Block, Terry Myers

Carthage, Missouri-based Global Systems Group, Leggett & Platt Inc.’s machinery division, has promoted Paul Block to president of GSG sales and Terry Myers to vice president of engineering.  Block first came to work for GSG in 2010 upon acquisition of his business, Galkin Automated Products. His career-long involvement in the mattress industry has made him […]

Adjustable bases help lift Leggett & Platt third-quarter sales by 6%

Adjustable bases help lift Leggett & Platt third-quarter sales by 6%

Growth in adjustable bed sales and several other business areas lifted leading industry supplier Leggett & Platt’s net sales in the third quarter by 6% to a total of $1.01 billion compared with the same period of 2016. The Carthage, Missouri-based company posted earnings per share of $0.61 on third-quarter net earnings of $82.6 million, […]

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

Video: Mattress industry news at Summer Las Vegas Market

At this week’s Las Vegas Market held at the World Market Center, the editors of BedTimes and Sleep Savvy magazines shot these short videos of some new bedding products and technologies that launched at this show. Check out these silents and talkies fresh from market. The videos are all under 30 seconds and they’re all […]

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