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The Leggett & Platt company is an American multinational diversified furniture and mattress making corporation based in Carthage, Missouri. With over 26000 employees worldwide and annual net revenue of $5 billion US dollars, Leggett & Platt products are sold under more than 60 brands in North America and internationally. The company operates 55 manufacturing plants in the USA alone.
Leggett & Platt's products span wide range of industries such as aerospace, medical technology, construction materials and consumer electronics.
The history of Leggett & Platt dates back to 1883 when brothers Frank Lathrop and William Lathrop started small bedspring business with $600 borrowed from their sister in law Mrs. B.B. Jones. Initially selling their products to retailers in Kansas City, by 1890 the company became successful enough to buy its first factory in Carthage, Missouri.