Leggett & Platt Incorporated
Leggett & Platt
In 1883, while Thomas Edison was inventing his first electric light bulb, inventor J.P Leggett reached-out and shook hands with a blacksmith named C.B. Platt. That handshake formed a partnership that would shape the way the world sleeps.
To solve the sagging sleep surface problem plaguing the country, Leggett & Platt started manufacturing steel coil bedsprings in C.B. Platt’s Plow Works building in Carthage, Missouri.
Since the moment of that handshake launched a startup inside a farm equipment factory, Leggett & Platt has been innovating around innerspring technology and spring-making equipment. Today it holds over a thousand bedding-related patents and is the world leader in components technology for the mattress industry.
Leggett & Platt makes machinery in both Switzerland and the United States and produces innersprings on five continents. It recycles its own steel, draws wire, makes machinery, shapes springs, assembles innerspring units, and delivers to customers.
From crafting the steel recipe to churning out world-class quality products, Leggett & Platt owns the entire process, which contributes to the highest standards of quality and consistency. From ideas to inventions to reality, its what they do. Some people say they’re the best in the world.
In the beginning Leggett & Platt pioneered sleep technology. Today it is a multi-billion dollar company that innovates in a variety of industries. It conceives, designs, and produces a diverse array of products that can be found in most homes, offices, vehicles, even aerospace. Its products include innovative mattresses, adjustable beds, machinery, and furniture.