One Year Later: Kryger Glass Rebuilds Following Joplin Tornado

Kryger Glass' Joplin distribution center was demolished by an EF-5 tornado last Spring.

The new Kryger Glass distribution center opened on April 30, less than a year after the storm.

May 3, 2012
by Katie O'Mara,

On May 22, 2011 Kryger Glass was forever changed. An EF-5 tornado tore through the city of Joplin in Missouri and Kryger Glass was disastrously directly in the storm’s path. The company’s distribution center was destroyed including the building, fleet and inventory housed there. All employees of the Joplin Kryger Glass location were safe. Since that day in May the company has been operating out of a temporary facility in Joplin and looking forward to the day when permanence would return.

“After almost a year of hard work we had exhausted our potential possibilities in Joplin and had no choice but to look outside the Joplin area,” says Bill Kryger, president of Kryger Glass. “We were thrilled to find a perfect spot in Springfield, Missouri and although it is sad to leave Joplin we are excited about our future in southern Missouri.”

The new facility, which opened April 30, is 22,000 square feet and almost twice the size of the facility the company had in Joplin. The increase in square footage has allowed the company to double its inventory. The company says the new building is a perfect fit due to its condition, size and the accessibility to major highways running through southern Missouri.

“We are looking forward to continuing to service our existing customer base and expanding within the Springfield metro area,” says Kryger.

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