Unveiling of Wireless Charging Technology
December 10th, 2010:
PRESS RELEASE Unveiling of Wireless Charging Technology at Windsor International Airport Windsor, Ont., December 10, 2010 - The Honourable Sandra Pupatello (Ontario Minister of Economic Development & Trade) and Mr. David Haffner (CEO Leggett & Platt, Incorporated) are presiding over a special technology unveiling at the Windsor International Airport at 11:00am, a 'world first'.
We will witness the first public installation of wireless charging according to the global standard (qi). The global standard, just released to the public on August 31, 2010 at a ceremony in Beijing, China is the final enabler the world needed. A crucial link is now in place to proceed with wireless charging worldwide .in homes, automobiles, offices, airports.everywhere we go each day.
How would you have felt to see the first cell phone in the world come to life by being plugged into a public wall socket?
Today we will witness the modern day version of such an historic event. The first installation comes to the Windsor International Airport. The global standard (qi) will help this convenience spread quickly around the world.
"We're delighted that Leggett & Platt chose the Windsor airport as the launch site for their newest and most innovative technology. This is good news for our local economy and for our global reputation, and it's extremely helpful to those who travel." said Sandra Pupatello, Minister of Economic Development and Trade and MPP for Windsor West. "The Windsor Airport will be the only airport in the world equipped with wireless charging stations for electronic devices - and as the demand for this technology increases Leggett & Platt will continue to expand and we'll be considered the trailblazers."
This is truly the next step in our technological evolution.
About Leggett & Platt, Inc.
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. The company serves a broad suite of customers that comprise a "Who's Who" of U.S. manufacturers and retailers. The 127-year-old firm is comprised of 19 business units, 20,000 employee-partners, and more than 140 manufacturing facilities located in 18 countries. Leggett & Platt is the leading independent U.S. manufacturer of: a) components for residential furniture and bedding; b) office furniture components; c) drawn steel wire; d) automotive seat support and lumbar systems; e) carpet underlay; f) power foundations; and g) bedding industry machinery.
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