Leggett & Platt to Employ Over 100 in new Pasco County Facility
July 23, 2015
Pasco County, Fla. (July 23, 2015) — Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG), a global manufacturer of diversified products, announced today that it will be locating a new manufacturing facility in northwest Pasco County near Spring Hill.
The new operation will be located at 15800 Hudson Avenue, an 80,000 square-foot facility the Company owns. The expansion is expected to create approximately 124 new jobs over the next few months. The Spring Hill operation will assemble adjustable bed bases for use in the home (www.lpadjustablebases.com). Increasing consumer demand and the need to develop a southeastern U.S. production and distribution capacity prompted Leggett & Platt to explore locating an operation in Pasco according to Michael Altman, Director of Labor Relations for Leggett & Platt.
The decision to locate in Pasco was made after working closely with the Pasco Economic Development Council to determine the availability of the local workforce to fully staff the new assembly plant. Throughout the process, representatives of Leggett & Platt stressed their desire to hire from the local labor force and source suppliers within 100 miles of the facility.
“When a company like Leggett & Platt moves into Pasco County, it is a huge event,” said John Hagen, President/CEO of Pasco EDC. “The company’s pledge to source materials and services from regional companies as well as provide well-paying jobs to area residents will have a positive economic impact, not only on Pasco County, but in the Tampa Bay region as a whole.” He added, “It will instantly be one of our top employers, and with a company of this caliber, we would not be surprised to see future phases as well.”
The company is wasting no time getting settled in its new location; operations are expected to be up-and-running by mid-autumn. Leggett & Platt is already working with CareerSource Pasco Hernando as part of its hiring efforts. The company is currently accepting applications for a Materials Manager and a Controller with additional positions to be added in coming weeks.
Open positions can be found online by searching for Leggett &Platt in Spring Hill on the Employ Florida Marketplace website at www.employflorida.com. A recruitment event to hire assemblers and materials handlers is scheduled to take place in August.
For additional information relating to Leggett & Platt jobs, contact Nathan Stevens at CareerSource Pasco Hernando at (352) 585-5117. For all other inquiries, please contact Tom Ryan of Pasco EDC at (813) 926-0827.
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About Pasco Economic Development Council
Pasco EDC is a non-profit organization that promotes economic development in Pasco County, Florida. Pasco EDC continues to be a strong partnership funded by corporate and public investors focused on the economic vitality of Pasco County. www.pascoedc.com
About Leggett & Platt, Inc.
For over 130 years Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) has been enhancing people's lives as a diversified manufacturer that designs and produces engineered products found in most homes and automobiles. Continuing Operations are comprised of 18 business units, 19,000 employee-partners, and 130 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries.
Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. manufacturer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) work furniture and components; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet cushion; f) adjustable bed bases; and g) bedding industry machinery.