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Leggett & Platt® Home Furniture Components Nominated For Sage Award

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Leggett & Platt® Home Furniture Components (HFC), based in Carthage, Mo., reported that it was nominated for the home furnishings industry’s Sage Award for environmental excellence. The Sage Award, launched in 2008 by the American Home Furnishings Alliance and Cargill’s BiOH®, is presented to environmental innovators in the home furnishings and bedding industries. The competition is open to retail, manufacturing and supplier companies. HFC was named one of two finalists for the Sage Award in response to its environmental initiatives.

Leggett & Platt has produced bedding components for over 125 years and sells to over 1,500 furniture makers worldwide. All 13 of the company’s HFC facilities implement the American Home Furnishings Alliance’s Enhancing Furniture’s Environmental Culture (EFEC) voluntary environmental management system.

Since beginning EFEC management in 2008, HFC has realized beneficial reductions in energy, water, raw material, waste and packaging use. Notably, No-Sag Products in Kendallville, Ind., one of HFC’s branches, earned Leggett & Platt the 2011 Indiana Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence for its reuse and recycling practices.

Sage Award entrants were judged on sustainability efforts, social or community involvement and company success. The winner and finalists were selected by eight judges chosen from leaders in the furniture and bedding industry, environmental journalists, sustainability experts and the furniture industry business press.

As one of two Sage Award finalists, HFC will be featured in a customized video spotlighting its environmental achievements at the 2012 Furniture Industry Sustainability Summit in Raleigh, N.C., in February, as well as on the Sage Award website (www.SageAward.org) for a year.

About The American Home Furnishings Alliance: The American Home Furnishings Alliance, based in High Point, N.C., represents more than 200 leading furniture manufacturers and distributors, plus about 150 suppliers to the furniture industry worldwide. More information on the Sage Award can be found at www.SageAward.org.

About Cargill BiOH®: Cargill is an international provider of food, agricultural and risk management products and services. Its BiOH® brand polyols were the first commercially successful bio-based industrial polyols used in flexible foams. Derived from natural vegetable oils such as soybean oil, BiOH polyols help flexible polyurethane manufactures reduce their environmental footprint and market their choice to downstream customers.

About Leggett & Platt®: Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG) is a diversified manufacturer (and member of the S&P 500) that conceives, designs, and produces a broad variety of engineered components and products that can be found in most homes, offices, and automobiles. Leggett & Platt serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a “Who’s Who” of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 128-year-old company (founded 1883) is made of 19 business units, 18,000 employee-partners and 130 facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading U.S. producer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) components for office furniture; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet underlay; f) power foundations; and g) bedding industry machinery for wire forming, sewing, and quilting.

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