Though I have yet to see his newspaper, former Joplin Globe staff writer Jeff Wells is apparently breaking nearly every big business story in Joplin these days as a the top gun for the Joplin Tri-State Business Journal.
Today, it was the announcement that David Hafner is the new CEO for Carthage-based Fortune 500 company, Leggett & Platt. Hafner succeeds Felix Wright, who will continue to serve as chairman of the board.
Wells also offered coverage of the Leggett shareholders' rejection of a proposal that would have added protection against discrimination for gays and bisexuals.
This is a major business story for this region. I imagine the Globe will have something about it when Leggett & Platt issues its press release.