The management of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, announced last week the pending closure of Talbot Industries in Neosho.

The management of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated, announced last week the pending closure of Talbot Industries in Neosho.
The company manufactures welded and formed wire and tubing products, primarily for the retail industry.
Valerie Glaze, Leggett & Platt Director of Employee Relations, provided a press release to area media that state the closing is the result of Leggett's decision to exit a portion of the business that is no longer strategic to the company and consolidate a small part of the business into other Leggett operations.
The closure will affect approximately 128 production, administrative, and management employees. Leggett & Platt anticipates the first release of employees will take place in February 2018. Most of the remaining employees will be released by the end of April 2018.
In accordance with the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Act (WARN), all affected employees will receive 60 days prior notice to their separation from the company, during which time they will receive pay and benefits.
A small number of employees will not be affected by the closure and will continue to work at the Talbot location, performing work for a different Leggett & Platt business unit.
The company will work to match former Talbot employees displaced by the closing with vacant job at other local Leggett & Plat locations to the most possible extent.
Additional job placement assistance for displaced employees is also being pursued.
Area businesses with employment opportunities to offer employees who will be displaced by this closure are encouraged to contact Trish Crane, Human Resources and Environmental Director for Talbot in Neosho, at 451-5900, ext. 278.
Leggett & Platt, Incorporated is the leading manufacture of bedding components, automotive seat support and lumbar systems, components for home and work furniture, carpet cushions, adjustable beds, high-carbon drawn steel wire, and bedding industry machinery.
No additional details about the closing are available at this time. All inquiries about the closure should be directed To Glaze at the Leggett Corporate Offices in Carthage at 417-358-8231, Extension 3002.
As one of Neosho's oldest businesses, Talbot Wire, later known as Talbot Industries, was founded by brothers Robert and Lloyd Talbot in 1962 and became part of Leggett & Platt in 1994,