Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 19, 2014




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Missouri   001-07845   44-0324630

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)

  (IRS Employer
Identification No.)


No. 1 Leggett Road, Carthage, MO   64836
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code 417-358-8131


(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On September 19, 2014, William S. Weil, the Company’s Vice President, Corporate Controller and Chief Accounting Officer informed the Company of his decision to retire effective upon the 2015 annual shareholders meeting, which is currently expected to take place May 5, 2015.

As part of the Company’s succession planning, on September 19, 2014, Tammy M. Trent, currently the Company’s Staff Vice President – SEC and Financial Reporting was appointed as Mr. Weil’s successor, and is expected to assume Mr. Weil’s duties and to be promoted to Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, effective upon his retirement. Since joining the Company in 1998, Ms. Trent, age 48, has served in a series of progressively more responsible accounting capacities and has served as Staff Vice President – SEC and Financial Reporting since 2007. She was an Audit Supervisor at BKD, LLP prior to joining the Company, where she served from 1990 to 1998. As with Mr. Weil, Ms. Trent does not have an employment contract with the Company and her employment is on an at-will basis.

To the extent that any information called for by Item 5.02(c)(3) is not determined or is unavailable, the Company will provide such information, if required, in an amendment to this Form 8-K within four (4) business days after the information is determined or becomes available.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


Date: September 25, 2014     By:  


      John G. Moore

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal & HR

Officer and Secretary