Leggett & Platt Expanded in Tupelo, Retaining 274 Jobs
Jackson, Mississippi — March 23, 2017 — Leggett & Platt, manufacturer of products for a diverse group of industries, including residential furniture and bedding, has expanded operations in Tupelo, Mississippi, adding new manufacturing investments and retaining current jobs.
“I appreciate the Leggett & Platt team for choosing to once again expand its Tupelo campus and keep hundreds of jobs in Lee County. Leggett & Platt’s decision to grow in Tupelo demonstrates Mississippi is a place where companies can grow and enjoy years of success,” Governor Phil Bryant said.
The company’s expansion supports the motion furniture industry.
“We made the decision to expand in Tupelo for very sound reasons: committed employees, a supportive community and state leaders dedicated to a growing economy,” said Paul Saval, general manager of Super Sagless, a division of Leggett & Platt.
The Mississippi Development Authority provided job protection assistance in support of the project.
“After competing against other locations, Mississippi won this project, evidence of the productive workforce, thriving business climate and economic development teamwork found in Tupelo and throughout the state,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr. “We appreciate our partners at the Community Development Foundation who worked effectively with MDA to bring this expansion to Tupelo thereby retaining the existing talented workforce.”
Operating in Tupelo for more than 60 years, Leggett & Platt last expanded there in 2016, creating a new business venture to support the mattress industry. In addition to its Tupelo campus, Leggett & Platt also has operations in Houston and Saltillo, Mississippi.