The new operation is located at 15800 Hudson Avenue, in an 80,000 square-foot facility the Company owns and will employ approximately 124 new jobs. This Pasco County operation will assemble adjustable bed bases for use in the home (Leggett and Platt). 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 County and the Pasco EDC 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.