Global Systems Group
1 Leggett Road
Carthage, Missouri 64836 USA
417-358-8131 (FAX) 417-358-3588

8/18/2008 - GPT-1000AP Ruffler is Available in United States


The GPT-1000AP 3-in-1 Ruffler, from Porter International, a Leggett & Platt® company, is once again available to US-based mattress manufacturers. A recent amicable settlement between Atlanta Attachment Company and Leggett & Platt has resolved a patent dispute that had forbid the sale of the GPT-1000AP in the United States since 2007.

A District Court, in Atlanta, had placed an injunction on U.S. sales of the GPT-1000 series Ruffler last year, but that decision was overturned by a Federal Appeals Court, in Washington D.C., earlier this year.

The GPT-1000AP was originally introduced to US markets in 2002 and quickly gained popularity for its simple, reliable operation and quality of finished product. The machine can simultaneously join non-woven base or inner deck material to borders while creating ruffles at the corners of foundation units or pillowtop mattress gussets.

Porter International is a part of Global Systems Group®, a division of Leggett & Platt®, which specializes in engineering and manufacturing machinery for bedding producers and related industries. Visit www.gsgcompanies.com for more information.

Please direct inquiries concerning this news release to:

Randy Metcalf
Global Systems Group
Marketing Manager
417-358-8131 x4890 or randy.metcalf@leggett.com