Missouri Business

LEGGETT & PLATT EXPANDS TO JOPLIN

Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed has signed a lease for a 42,000-square-foot facility in Joplin where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment.

Founded in 1883 and headquartered in nearby Carthage, Leggett & Platt operates 130 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries. At Leggett & Platt’s new Joplin location, the company will assemble adjustable bed bases designed for residential use.

“We welcome Leggett & Platt’s new operation in Joplin. This new operation adds another quality employer at Crossroads Park, which is already home to a number of regionally headquartered and national firms,” Mayor Mike Seibert stated in a news release from the Missouri Department of Economic Development.