Joplimo Mattress Rebuilds after Joplin Tornado

Joplimo Mattress Rebuilds After Joplin Tornado

Joplimo Mattress Rebuilds After Joplin Tornado


JOPLIN, MO – Joplimo Mattress held a ribbon cutting ceremony this morning. The new building is in the exact same location, at 17th and Rangeline, as the one that was destroyed in the May 22nd tornado. It also has the same square footage, however the new building has a new layout, more windows and an additional entrance. Store Manager Dirk Gerdis says that as a small locally owned business, Joplimo Mattress staff is grateful they were able to rebuild, and service the community again.

“It lets them know that the commitment that the business owners have made to the community,” Gerdis said. “We are here to support the community and offer our products to them and just be here for Joplin and the surrounding area,” he added.

Today several people were in attendance of the ribbon cutting. Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce members provided a green ribbon for this event. Green ribbons are used when businesses re-open, and red ribbons are used for first time businesses. The store will hold their official grand opening on Saturday, April 27th.


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