Leggett & Platt to close High Point plant
Leggett & Platt

As part of a restructuring plan announced in January, Leggett & Platt is closing a High Point, North Carolina, facility, resulting in 158 jobs lost.

The action, reported in Furniture Today, affects the plant at 1629 Blandwood Drive in High Point. Leggett & Platt said the closure will be permanent and that the first people to lose their jobs will occur in July and the remaining staff will be let go by the end of September.

According to the Triad Business Journal, of the 158 positions, 134 are in production and production support, while nine are clerical and administrative, and 15 are in management spots.

In January, Leggett & Platt announced it was implementing a restructuring plan that will see the closure of 15 manufacturing and distribution facilities primarily in its Bedding Products segment and to a lesser extent, in its Furniture, Flooring & Textile Products segment.

The plan calls for the consolidation of manufacturing and distribution and reduce the number of its plants from 50 to 30 to 35 in its bedding products segment, and a small number of production facilities in home furniture and flooring products to "better align capacity with regional demand and drive operating efficiencies."

In Furniture, Flooring & Textile Products we plan to consolidate a small number of production facilities in Home Furniture and Flooring Products to better align capacity with regional demand and drive operating efficiencies.

The 141-year-old supplier of bedding components and private label finished goods; home and work furniture components; and products for a diverse range of industries.


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