Our roots start aboveground. Springfield Underground can trace its corporate history all the way back to Springfield Furniture Manufacturing Company in 1891, which later became General Warehouse Corporation.
Our story also includes a couple of Springfield’s historical stops—Route 66 and the Frisco Railroad. In 1946, Griesemer Stone—a predecessor corporation of Springfield Underground—started as a limestone quarry northeast of Springfield on Historic Route 66 and the Frisco Railroad.
A few years later, the open pit quarry was taken underground using the “room and pillar” method of mining, and by 1960 enough area had been mined to build the first 250,000 square feet of warehouse underground while still allowing for mining to continue.
Griesemer Stone Company and Security Terminal partnered in the underground warehouses venture, merged in 1994 into General Warehouse Corporation and then renamed as Springfield Underground.
In 2000, Springfield Underground purchased office space at 3253 East Chestnut, and in honor of the original owner named it The Frisco Building.
Mining and real estate development are the core of Springfield Underground; and to better serve construction and agricultural industries in southwest Missouri, Springfield Underground expanded to include Joplin Stone Company and Westside Stone Company.
Today, Springfield Underground continues to provide quality underground manufacturing and distribution centers for major corporations.
We also offer Cold Zone, a subsidiary of Springfield Underground, where temperature specific storage spaces range from -20°F to 36°F.
Springfield Underground is an efficient storage facility where each day more than 300 trucks enter to deliver and pick up goods, and 2.2 million square feet of temperature-controlled underground buildings meet unique temperature requirements, ranging from -20°F to +90°F, of our tenants.
With the foundation of our rock solid past, Springfield Underground is moving up. Plans are underway for a 500-acre surface development designed to complement not only the facility below, but also the nearby residential and business communities.