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Leggett & Platt Awarded GSA Contract

July 27, 2009 - Press Release

ATLANTA - Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (L&P CVP) has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Supply Schedule Contract for Vehicle Equipment Components - contract number GS-30-F-0028V.

"L&P CVP currently works with fleet and government customers of all sizes and has upfitted hundreds of thousands of fleet vehicles with van interiors, police packages, docking stations and vehicle mounts. The newly awarded GSA schedule will provide great value add to L&P CVP's current customer base as well as to its new federal, state, and municipal customer," said Elliott Lyons, President, L&P CVP.

Several of the products included in this contract will be on display July 28-30 during FedFleet 2009 (Booth #1415). L&P CVP personnel will also be available to provide detailed product and GSA Federal Supply Schedule price list information for all contract award components.

Innovation for GSA

The products that will be on display during FedFleet 2009 exemplify L&P CVP's commitment to product innovation that delivers efficiency to the mobile workspace. The Panasonic Toughbook 30 MAGTM Docking Station and eCoupled wireless power are two recent engineering  accomplishments redefining what it means to work on the road, according to the company.

The Panasonic Toughbook 30 MAG Docking Station

For the engineers at Gamber-Johnson, reinventing an industry standard required a new material - magnesium - to deliver the required performance standards at a competitive price. Magnesium is second only to titanium in strength and 33 percent lighter than aluminum. Its metallurgical characteristics made it a prime candidate for the engineering behind the Panasonic Toughbook 30 MAG Docking Station (www.gamberjohnson.com/magdock.php).

Die cast from a magnesium alloy, the Panasonic Toughbook 30 MAG Docking Station is a lightweight yet exceptionally strong. It, weighs less than six lbs., and is less than half the weight of its steel counterparts. The MAG Dock, designed for the Panasonic Toughbook 30, is the industry's first magnesium-based docking station and is the only magnesium docking station that is Panasonic Toughbook Tested and Approved meeting all Panasonic's strict guidelines for performance, durability, and use. Gamber-Johnson tests all of its docking stations to meet OEM testing criteria.

eCoupled Technology

L&P CVP engineers addressed the issue of lost time on the road by designing wireless power

applications for commercial work vehicles. Using an innovative and advanced technology called inductive coupling, L&P CVP's use of eCoupled technology (www.leggetteCoupled.com) offers freedom from cords and charging adapters on the road.

In recent field tests with customers, L&P CVP has validated the time saving potential of this technology and applied customer feedback to develop new products for commercial applications. Technicians working with the technology used wireless power in shelving applications to wirelessly charge power tools. Using their feedback, L&P CVP engineered new applications for eCoupled technology, including a space saving, door mounted charging station for wirelessly charging power tools.

L&P CVP's wireless charging applications include a charging holster, computer cradle and two van interior charging stations. The charging holster, which fits into the cab of work vans, emergency response and fleet vehicles, is designed to hold and charge a flashlight. The universal computer cradle secures and charges laptop computers on the road. Van interior charging stations placed in the back of the vehicle use wireless power to keep tools charged and always ready for work. L&P CVP is excited to bring this new technology to market in 2010.

One Source...for all mobile workspace solutions

Through a unified network of sub-brands, L&P CVP delivers cutting-edge mobile business solutions.

Storage solutions - Masterack, an L&P CVP Company since 1972 manufacturers, designs and installs van interior storage solutions and truck accessories. Today, Masterack's reputation for its turnkey vehicle installations (supporting seven ship-thru locations) and total fleet management services for the commercial vehicle industry is second to none. Masterack products are available under GSA Schedule Contract number GS-30-F-0028V.

Outfitting solutions - Crown North America, an L&P CVP Company since 2000, is an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) program accessories provider. Most notably know for its police packages and program, Crown NA operates multiple modification centers to effectively support many OEM programs and provide seamless production support.

Power Solutions - Team Fenex, an L&P CVP Company since 2001, designs and manufactures custom truck and trailer-mounted power equipment. Some of the nation's largest telephone, cable and utility companies rely on Team Fenex for dependable equipment that provides a safe environment in otherwise hostile workspaces.

Docking and Mounting Solutions - Gamber-Johnson, an L&P CVP Company since 2007, designs and manufactures rugged computer docking systems and vehicle mounts. Recognized in the industry for reliability, durability and low total cost of ownership; with high product specifications and manufacturing processes, Gamber-Johnson is the choice for many public safety, utility, military and telecommunications fleets. Gamber-Johnson products are available under GSA Schedule Contract number GS-30-F-0028V.

"Our family of brands continue to create innovative and meaningful products that redefine the way we conduct business on the road," said Lyons "L&P CVP and our parent company, Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt, are committed to innovation and use research and development as a channel to pioneer new and extraordinary technologies." Through its brands, L&P CVP offers complete storage, docking and upfitting solutions for virtually all vehicle platforms used by commercial and government fleet operations throughout North America.

For ordering information through the GSA Schedule, please contact Jason Lehman at: 800-334-4183 or Randy Marrible at: 202-289-5470 or visit (www.leggettcvp.com/fedgov).

About Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products

Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products is a division of Fortune 500 diversified manufacturer Leggett & Platt (NYSE: LEG). Headquartered in Atlanta, L&P CVP is a family of companies that provides a single source for all commercial vehicle needs. Through its sub-brands L&P CVP designs, manufactures and installs commercial vehicle interior systems, truck equipment and accessories.

The L&P CVP family of companies includes 10 facilities in North America. For more information on L&P CVP visit www.leggettcvp.com.

For more information on Leggett & Platt, visit www.leggett.com.

 

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