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David Nelson

An employee in Houston celebrated 50 years on the job.

Posted: May. 15, 2018 10:45 PM

HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - An employee in Houston celebrated 50 years on the job.

David Nelson has worked at Leggett and Platt much of his life. A celebration was held Tuesday for his commitment.

He started at the company when he was 17 years old. He began working on a conveyor belt and has held many positions since then. He currently serves as the company's branch manager.

"I came here May 15, 1968, as a 17-year-old and today I'm 67," he said. "I really came at a time with no fanfare and it would be fine with me not to have any fanfare today."

However, his coworkers wouldn't let this slip away.

"Leggett and Platt's been good to me. I have no reason to leave," he continued.

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