Advanced Manufacturer Investing in Monett, Missouri

PlayPower, Inc., an advanced manufacturer of outdoor recreational products, recently announced plans to invest in their facility in Monett, Missouri. The expansion represents an investment of more than $2 million and is expected to create 82 new jobs in the region.

“PlayPower’s expansion in Monett is exciting news for Missouri,” said Missouri Governor Mike Parson. “This is a great opportunity for our citizens and economy, and we look forward to PlayPower’s continued success.”

Monett is the manufacturing home for many of PlayPower’s premier brands including Miracle Recreation®, Little Tikes Commercial®, and EZ Dock®. This investment will enable the company to expand manufacturing capabilities in Monett for its Wabash Valley® site amenities products.

“Missouri has been an outstanding partner for PlayPower. We are grateful to Governor Parson for his strong collaboration with Missouri’s businesses to encourage investment and the development of the state’s workforce,” said Bryan Yeazel, PlayPower’s Chief Executive Officer. “We are also very grateful to Monett Mayor Mike Brownsberger, City Administrator Dennis Pyle, and DED Director Rob Dixon. PlayPower is proud to be a key part of the community fabric of Monett. We are excited to make this investment in Missouri and further commit to our extraordinary team in Monett.”

PlayPower, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of outdoor recreational products and the world’s largest, fully integrated manufacturer of commercial playground equipment, surfacing solutions, floating dock systems and lifts for boats and personal watercraft, shade solutions and site furnishings.

“Congratulations to PlayPower, and we thank them for investing in Missouri,” said Missouri Department of Economic Development Director Rob Dixon. “Businesses continue to choose Missouri because we focus on workforce development, infrastructure, and maintaining our pro-growth business climate.”

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