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Major Missouri manufacturer Leggett & Platt brings new product introduction operation to Joplin

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) today announced that Leggett & Platt Adjustable Bed Group will expand in Joplin. The company has signed a lease for a 42,000 square-foot facility where it is expected to create at least 25 new jobs. This expansion includes a $100,000 capital investment.

“This is the third Leggett & Platt expansion in Missouri in less than two years—first in Carthage, then Kansas City, and now in Joplin. That speaks volumes to the world class talent and the business-friendly environment you’ll find here in the Show-Me State,” said Mike Downing, director of the Missouri Department of Economic Development. “We are truly grateful for Leggett & Platt’s commitment to Missouri and proud to partner with them on this latest expansion project.”

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

[Missouri Department of Economic Development]