Saturday, June 14, 2014

Harry M. Cornell Jr. Nominated for American Furniture Hall of Fame

The American Furniture Hall of Fame Foundation Inc. has announced that Harry M. Cornell Jr., chairman emeritus of Leggett & Platt Inc., is one of six candidates nominated for induction into the American Furniture Hall of Fame. Mr..Cornell transformed the company from five plants and $7 million in annual sales into a $4 billion company with 130 plants in 18 countries.

His many milestones include the initial public offering of Leggett & Platt common stock in 1967 and the 1979 listing on the New York Stock Exchange. As a supplier that manufactured component parts, created the machinery to make them and produced the raw materials, Cornell expanded Leggett & Platt into eight industries. Cornell received ISPA’s Exceptional Service Award in 1983. New members of the American Furniture Hall of Fame will be announced and officially inducted at the annual banquet celebration on Oct. 19 at the High Point Market.

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