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US Motor Works

US Motor Works, LLC, manufacturer and distributor of after-market automotive parts, announced it will invest $19.2 million in a 167,000 sq.-ft. fulfillment center in City of Liberty, Missouri. Read more.



Cnano Technology USA
Cnano Technology’s new $94.7 million, 330,000-sq.-ft. facility in New Century Commerce Center will create components used in electric vehicle batteries and other electrical applications. Read more.

Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware, the world’s largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative, plans to open a 1.5 million sq. ft. Retail Support Center in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 350 jobs. The facility will be the first company placement in the new Hunt Midwest KCI 29 Logistics Park. Read more.

Chick-fil-A Supply
Chick-fil-A Supply announced plans to open a 148,000-sq.-ft. market distribution center in Olathe, Kansas to support the Chick-fil-A supply chain. The new distribution center will create more than 60 jobs and invest $31 million. Read more.


The Hillman Group
The Hillman Group selected the Southview Commerce Center in Belton, Missouri for a 350,000-sq.-ft. distribution facility. The company will employ 120 with a payroll of $4.7 million and a capital investment of $14 million.


URBN announced it will open a new $60 million fulfillment center in Raymore, Missouri for its clothing rental brand, Nuuly. The 604,000-sq.-ft. facility is expected to create 750 jobs within five years. Read more.


Vertical Cold Storage
Vertical Cold Storage announced plans to establish a cold storage facility at the I-49 Industrial Center in Kansas City, Missouri, representing a $132.1 million investment. The facility will occupy 117,000-sq.-ft. and create 67 jobs, with $7.6 in payroll. 


Panasonic Energy Co.
Panasonic Energy Co., Ltd., announced plans to build one of the largest electric vehicle (EV) battery manufacturing facilities of its kind in the United States in De Soto, Kansas. The planned project is expected to create up to 4,000 new jobs and result in an investment of up to $4 billion, which represents the largest economic development project in Kansas history. Read more.


Simmons Pet Food
Simmons Pet Food announced plans to build a new 750,000-sq.-ft. distribution hub in Edgerton, Kansas. The company will invest $115 million and create 177 jobs. Read more.

RLE International
RLE International, a global engineering and design company, announced it will establish a new Modification and Engineering Center at Hunt Midwest SubTropolis in Kansas City, Missouri, investing $7.5 million and creating 85 high-paying jobs. The state-of-the-art facility will provide complex engineering, design and build solutions for automotive and mobility clients. Read more.


Boot Barn
Boot Barn, the largest western and work wear retailer in the nation, selected Kansas City, Missouri for a retail distribution center, creating 240 jobs.  


The Clorox Company

The Clorox Company, a leading consumer goods manufacturer, selected Olathe, Kansas for its product distribution center, which will create 250 jobs. 


The Home Depot

The Hope Depot, the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, will open a retail distribution center in Kansas City, Missouri that will result in 25 new jobs. 



Walgreens announced it will invest $30 million in a +65,000-sq.-ft., micro-fulfillment center in Liberty, Missouri. The facility will create 200 jobs and over $8 million in payroll. The facility is estimated to open by the end of 2022. Read more


ALPLA, Inc. 
ALPLA Inc., a global packaging solutions manufacturer and recycling specialist headquartered in Hard, Austria, will invest in a 246,000-sq.-ft., injection molding facility in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 75 new jobs. ALPLA’s Kansas City addition will be the company’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding. Read More.


ePac Flexible Packaging
ePac Flexible Packaging, the industry leader in fast time to market, short and medium run length pouches and rollstock, today announced plans to open its next facility in Kansas City, Missouri. Serving brands of all sizes, ePac Kansas City will be a full-service sales and manufacturing facility, located on 9705 Loiret Blvd., Lenexa, KS 66219. Read more.

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Niagara Bottling
Niagara Bottling, LLC, announced it will invest $156 million in a 634,000-sq.-ft. production facility in Kansas City, Missouri, creating nearly 100 new jobs. “We appreciate the highly competitive and attractive combination of location, infrastructure, logistics, and workforce in the Kansas City region,” said Brian Hess, executive vice president, Niagara Bottling, LLC. Read more.


Amazon Air

Amazon Air launched a daily flight service to the Kansas City International Airport and will use 34,000-sq.-ft. of space for an onsite area to sort packages bound for their next destination. The Kansas City site is expected to support more than 50 jobs. Read more


National Fulfillment Services 
National Fulfillment Services, a full-service B2C and B2B fulfillment solutions provider, selected the Kansas City region for a 100,000-sq.-ft. distribution operation with plans to invest $2.5 million.




Melaleuca, the largest online wellness shopping club in North America, selects Kansas City, Missouri for a 508,000-sq.-ft. distribution center with plans to hire 202 and invest $35.5 million. Read more.
Kenco Logistics Services, LLC
Kenco Logistics Services, LLC, a third-party logistics company, will open a 295,600-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution operation at Liberty Logistics Park in Liberty, Missouri. Read more.

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Pretzels, Inc.
Pretzels Inc., a leading, family-owned pretzel manufacturer will open a new 146,000-sq.-ft. production facility at VenturePark in Lawrence, Kansas. The company plans to hire 281 and invest $88 million. Read more.


BoxyCharm, a leader in the beauty subscription box industry, has selected Southview Commerce Center II in Belton, MO for their new 575,000 sq. ft. eCommerce operation. The company plans to create 250 jobs at this facility. This project was led by Joe Accurso with Cushman & Wakefield. Additional partners included: State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, City of Belton, MO, NorthPoint Development, Evergy, Spire and KC SmartPort.


Urban Outfitters, Inc.
Urban Outfitters, a multinational lifestyle retail corporation, will open a new omni-channel distribution center at the Kansas Speedway. The company plans to hire up to 2,000 and invest $350 million. Read more. 

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Chewy, Inc.
Chewy, Inc., an American online retailer of pet food and other pet-related products, will open a new 800,000-sq.-ft. eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, MO. The company plans to hire 1,200 over the next several years and invest $143.2 million. Read more

UPS will expand its presence at KCI Airport, which includes a 534,000-sq.-ft. aircraft apron with enough space to park five wide-body cargo jets and a complete renovation of the existing 50,000-sq.-ft. sorting facility. Read more.

Phoenix Package Logistics

Phoenix Package Logistics, LLC, a cargo and freight company based in Sunrise, FL, has leased 30,000-sq.-ft. in North Kansas City, MO for a sort and ship facility. The company plans to hire 15 employees and invest $1.7 million. Block Real Estate Services led this deal for the region. Additional partners for the project include: City of North Kansas City, MO; State of Missouri; Missouri Partnership; Evergy; Spire.

World Pantry
World Pantry

World Pantry selected Hunt Midwest SubTropolis in Kansas City, Missouri for a new 35,000-sq.-ft. distribution center to support its growing eCommerce business. World Pantry is a rapidly growing San Francisco Bay Area based digital commerce company that partners with leading companies to manage and grow their direct to consumer eCommerce businesses.

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Tuthill Corporation
Tuthill Corporation, a global manufacturer of industrial pumps, opened a new 53,352-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Lenexa, Kansas, creating 68 jobs and investing $15 million. Read more


Dot's Homestyle Pretzels
Dot's Homestyle Pretzels has selected Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas for a new 186,107-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility. The company is investing $15 million and creating 22 new jobs. Read more


Walmart is opening a new 1.8M-sq.-ft. Distribution center in Topeka, Kansas, joining its three existing distribution operations in the KC region. The company has committed to a 10-year $635 million investment that will create 300 new jobs over the next five years. Read more.


Are You Game
Are You Game, a toy and game manufacturer, will open an eCommerce fulfillment, light assembly and distribution operation in Kansas City, Missouri, investing more than $7M. The company plans to hire nine, and will ramp up to 100 seasonal employees during its peak season. Read more


Regal Art & Gift
Regal Art & Gift, a wholesale garden decor supplier, will open a new distribution operation in Olathe, Kansas, investing $5.48M. The company plans to hire up to 20. Read more


Tool Source Warehouse
Tool Source Warehouse (TSW), a national wholesale distributor, announced it will open a new 153,000-sq.-ft. operation at the Lenexa Logistics Center in building No. 7. The company plans to hire up to 25 over the next few years. Tool Source Warehouse has operated in the machine tools and accessories industry within the wholesale trade - durable goods sector for 25 years. Read more.  



ITRenew, an Information Technology and Service Provider from Silicon Valley, will open a new 315,000 +/- sf. assembly facility in the I-35 Logistics Park. Read more.

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Niagara Bottling
Niagara Bottling, LLC, a family owned manufacturer of bottled water and soft drinks, will open a new bottle manufacturing facility at CenterPoint Intermodal Center. The company will create nearly 50 new jobs and invest $68 million in a 400,000-sq.-ft. operation. Read more.


Hostess Brands
Hostess Brands, LLC, a leading brand in the Sweet Baked Goods category, announced the opening of a new distribution center in Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, KS. The new location creates synergies with proximity to Hostess’s corporate office as well as its Emporia bakery, access to a highly skilled labor pool and additional opportunities for future projects. “Our new distribution center supports our overall distribution strategy, which is to ensure customers have access to the freshest snacks possible, and positions Hostess for future growth,” said Hostess Senior Vice President John Kalal. Read more

PAE, a third-party logistics provider, will lease 500,000 square feet of warehouse space at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), bringing 75 jobs to the Edgerton community. PAE provides records handling and mail management services supporting the U.S. government in over 100 locations. Read more

Amazon Flex

Amazon Flex

Amazon will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, MO. The new facility will be approximately 80,000 sq.-ft. and will house operations for the Amazon Flex program, which hires individuals to deliver packages to the end consumer. In addition to the new fulfillment center, Amazon has existing facilities in Wyandotte County, Kansas; Edgerton, Kansas; Lenexa, Kansas; and Shawnee, Kansas.


Dakota Bodies
Dakota Bodies is a manufacturer of custom utility truck bodies. Dakota Bodies manufactures a broad range utility bodies for use in various industries, including the construction, quarrying, mining, transportation, refining, energy and utility industries. The company selected Kanas City, Missouri for a new 75,000 sq. ft. truck body manufacturing operation.

Grow Safe

GrowSafe has established GrowSafe US; including an assembly, distribution and administration office in the KC area in Smithville, Mo. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, GrowSafe delivers advanced technology solutions to the livestock industry. GrowSafe’s KC area facility will assist the company in its expansion plans in the U.S., Mexico and other Latin countries. GrowSafe will assemble its data collection technology that is designed to help producers select for the most feed efficient genetics in their cattle operation and optimize beef production with lower feed inputs. Read more

CS Mfg 

CS Manufacturing
CS Manufacturing Inc. is a full-service injection molder offering total program management capabilities. The company recently selected Grandview, Missouri as the location for a 50,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility.

Overstock-LOGO, one of the world’s largest online home goods and furniture retailers, will open a new distribution center in Kansas City, KS. The company has leased a 517,000-sq.-ft. facility at 5300 Kansas Avenue, which will begin outbound order fulfillment operations in October and will eventually expand operations to include returns processing. Overstock expects that the Kansas City warehouse will create more than 100 jobs for the local community within the next two years. Read more

Turn5, a leading eCommerce retailer, will open a new distribution center in Lenexa, Kansas, creating 100 jobs in a 365,000-sq.-ft. facility at 17700-17790 College Boulevard. Turn5 chose the KC region to expand fulfillment operations for its aftermarket automotive products and improve its customer experience nationwide. Turn5, the operating company for,, and, has won several prestigious awards, including EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017. Read more

Convey Health Solutions  

Convey Health Solutions, a leading provider of specialized healthcare technology and services for the government-sponsored markets, announced it will open a new distribution facility in Lenexa, KS. The company will create more than 40 jobs in a new 38,000-sq.-ft. space at 15000-15042 W 106th St. With state-of-the-art technology and services evolving on a regular basis, Convey’s executive team saw it fit to deploy a new facility in Kansas that will bring more efficiencies, top-of-the-line technology, and streamlined operations to the Over-the-Counter (OTC) Division of the organization. Read more.

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Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation 

Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation announced plans to open a new distribution center in Edgerton, KS to support continued growth. The new facility will open up in June and is located in the Edgerton Inland Port VIII at the Logistics Park, adjacent to the BNSF Intermodal Facility. First shipments are expected to follow shortly after the facility opens. Hiring is already underway and the facility is expected to employ over 100 team members. Hopkins was founded in 1953 in Emporia, KS and has grown into one of the largest automotive and RV aftermarket suppliers through acquisition and organic growth. Read more


Faurecia Interiors will open a new approximately 250,000-sq.-ft. production facility, creating more than 300 new jobs. Production activity will officially begin late 2018, with full production ramping up by the end of 2020. Upon completion, total investment is expected to be in excess of $60 million for the project. Faurecia will manufacture and assemble door panels and instrument panels using latest technologies. The company currently employs more than 600 people in Missouri at its Clean Mobility facility in Dexter, and Seating facility in Wentzville. Read more.


A4, manufacturer of premium team uniforms and athletic sportswear, is proud to announce the opening of a new warehouse in Kansas City, Missouri. The new warehouse will be A4’s largest at 175,000 square feet, and most technologically advanced. The new warehouse will allow A4 to significantly shorten shipping times to the Central and Eastern parts of the country providing customers with quicker access to all of A4’s apparel. The site already holds A4’s most popular styles and will soon hold the entire A4 line. Combined with its current locations, A4 now has the ability to reach 80 percent of the U.S. population with 1- or 2-day shipping. Read more.


HorizonGlobalHorizon Global

Horizon Global, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, announced it is nearing completion on a new 512,000-square-foot distribution facility in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kansas, that is expected to create more than 120 new jobs. “When the Edgerton facility begins shipping to Horizon Global customers by the end of the year, it will provide improved delivery times and service levels for our aftermarket and retail customers, while also providing savings to the Company through a more efficient distribution platform,” said Ron Dill, Director of Operations and Logistics. Read more.

Dollar_Tree_logo_symbolDollar Tree
Dollar Tree announced it will invest approximately $110 million to build a 1.2 million square foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, Mo. Dollar Tree expects to create 375 new jobs within three years, and the facility will support Dollar Tree’s retail store network in the Midwestern U.S. The facility will see 150-200 inbound/outbound trucks per day. “Dollar Tree is a large and growing organization,” said Dollar Tree Chief Executive Officer Bob Sasser. “We have been very impressed with the business-friendly approach that the State of Missouri, Johnson County and the City of Warrensburg have provided. This project demonstrates our commitment to western Missouri by creating hundreds of jobs in the region. We are proud to become a bigger part of the local community.” Read more.

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Hy-Vee Inc. began work in south Kansas City industrial park, Three Trails, on an e-commerce fulfillment center and central kitchen for its Kansas City-area stores. Hy-Vee officials said its dual-purpose operation will occupy nearly 137,000 square feet in Three Trails Building III. The fulfillment center will support the Hy-Vee Aisles Online order and delivery program. The kitchen facility will prepare food to be distributed to the grocer’s area stores. Hy-Vee said it expects to employ about 127 people at the outset and more than 200 eventually. Read more.

Spectrum BrandsSpectrum Brands
The Kansas Department of Commerce recently announced that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) will open a new 927,112-sq.-ft. distribution facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), creating 315 jobs. This move will centralize its current operations from two distribution facilities in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Mira Loma, California, to LPKC in Edgerton, Kansas."After completing our analysis, we determined that centralizing distribution operations in Edgerton will enable Spectrum Brands HHI to more efficiently serve our customers with lower inventory levels while establishing a platform for future growth.” said Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Hardware and Home Improvement Phil Szuba. Read 


cvs-health-logoCVS Health
CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft. distribution center at KC’s Skyport Industrial Park. The new distribution center is expected to create more than 360 new jobs, as well as up to 100 additional jobs that will be outsourced to local businesses. “The key combination of a high-quality workforce and a centralized location will support the growing needs of our customers throughout the Midwest and beyond,” said Kevin Hourican, Executive Vice President, Pharmacy Services & Supply Chain, CVS Health. “As a result of our new Midwest distribution center, our delivery drivers will drive hundreds of thousands fewer miles each year to deliver product to our stores, significantly reducing carbon emissions and improving highway safety.” The new distribution center, expected to begin operations in 2018, will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 370 CVS Pharmacy stores throughout the Midwest. Read more.


Total Quality Logistics announced its newest sales office in Kansas City, Missouri. The new location will be TQL’s 57th office nationwide and the second to open in Missouri. The new office will open with a founding team of five current TQL employees, as well as several more from its first hiring class prior to opening. TQL plans to bring 50 to 75 new jobs to the city over the next three years. TQL connects customers needing to move truckload freight with quality carriers who have the capacity to move it. “Opening a new location in Kansas City helps us to build on the success we’ve had in Missouri the last two years with our St. Louis office,” said TQL president Kerry Byrne. “Our expansion plan is aggressive as we strive to offer more opportunities to be a world-class customer service provider in the logistics industry.” Read more.

Deutz_Logo.svgDeutz Corporation 
Deutz Corporation is opening a new facility (DEUTZ Power Centers) in North Kansas City, Missouri. Supported by a staff of 17, Deutz Power Center Midwest is the first of its kind for the company, providing application engineering and technical sales resources closer to smaller and mid-sized machinery manufacturers that utilize Deutz products. “The decision to locate Deutz Power Center Midwest in North Kansas City was a simple one due to its central location in the territory, as well as its pro-business environment,” said Robert Mann, president and CEO of Deutz Corp. DEUTZ Power Centers will design, engineer and manufacture DEUTZ-branded power packages, in addition to providing regularly scheduled maintenance and emergency service of DEUTZ engines at our shop location or at the customer's site via traveling service technicians and service trucks. Read more., Inc.announced it will open a new fulfillment center in Kansas City, Kansas. The new facility, the second large-sized fulfillment center Amazon has announced within a span of four months, will create over 1,000 full-time roles. In addition to the new fulfillment center in Wyandotte County and the upcoming facility in Edgerton, Amazon has existing Kansas facilities in Lenexa. “We are thrilled to continue investing in Kansas, proud of our ability to create great jobs, and most importantly, excited to better serve our customers throughout the Midwest,” said Akash Chauhan, Amazon’s vice president of North American operations. “Together with the addition of the Kansas City and the Edgerton fulfillment centers, there will be 2,000 new Amazon jobs in Kansas and none of this would be have been possible without the support we’ve received from state and community leaders.” Read more. 

Amazon announced it will locate a 822,000-sq.ft. bulk product shipping facility in Edgerton, Kansas at Logistics Park Kansas City, creating 1,000 new jobs. Joe Accurso, Principal at Cushman & Wakefield, managed the project and lease. "We're excited to bring 1,000 great full-time jobs with benefits to the Kansas City region and proud to further invest in the state with this new fulfillment center," said Akash Chauhan, Amazon's vice president of North American operations. "We are grateful for the enthusiasm of our many state and local partners who have supported Amazon in bringing a new fulfillment center to Kansas. This has been a true team effort." Read more.


S&S Activewear

S&S Activewear
S&S Activewear, a national promotional apparel wholesaler, announced it will locate a new distribution center in Olathe, Kansas, creating 200 jobs in the region.  “The additional Midwest warehouse puts us over 1.5 million sq. ft. of inventory, with a big portion of that inventory in the most accessible region of the country. It will give our customers a larger overnight delivery area with later cut-off times,” said Margaret Crow, director of marketing at S&S Activewear. The company will occupy a 473,000 sq. ft. shipping and receiving facility at I-35 Logistics Park. Dan Jensen, principal with Kessinger/Hunter & Co., LC, negotiated the lease. This new location will expand the company’s 1-day ground shipping transit area to include Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, North Texas and part of Colorado. Read more.

CommonwealthCommonwealth, Inc. 
Commonwealth, Inc., a full-service third party logistics (3PL) company specializing in providing public warehousing and contract warehousing solutions, announced today it will open a new operation in the KC region, investing $3.5 million in a 101,567-sq.-ft. facility. “When the opportunity arose to come to Kansas City I immediately jumped on it. Kansas City has always had a strong logistics sector and I was eager to be a part of it. After touring the area I am very encouraged by the growth potential I see in Kansas City,” said Brent Collins, president and CEO of Commonwealth, Inc.  Commonwealth’s new facility will be located in the Three Trails Industrial Park at 71 Highway and 87th St. in Kansas City, Missouri. Whitney Kerr Jr, managing director with Cushman & Wakefield, negotiated the lease on behalf of Commonwealth. Read more.

Menard, Inc./Midwest Manufacturing
Midwest Manufacturing, a division of Menard, Inc., will locate in Lawrence VenturePark, creating 100 jobs. Menard, Inc. is a family-owned home improvement retail company headquartered in Eau Clair, Wisconsin. It manufactures various building materials to support its retail store network and industrial campuses throughout the Midwest under its Midwest Manufacturing division. Midwest Manufacturing operations include truss, concrete block, countertop, steel siding and roofing, and door manufacturing. The company will create 100 jobs and invest $25 million in this 90 acre project site. Read more.

Excel Industries logoExcel Industries Inc.  
Excel Industries Inc., a leading manufacturer of turf care products, has chosen to expand operations in the KC region creating 200 jobs. Excel evaluated Nashville, Indianapolis and Oklahoma City before selecting a 765,000-sq.-ft building in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, KS as its primary distribution center. The Edgerton facility will also be used as warehousing space, and eventually manufacture an existing product line.Excel was founded in Hesston, Kansas in 1960 and is a third generation family-owned business. It is one of the leading manufacturers of consumer, professional and golf course mowing equipment, exporting its products to more than 30 countries. In 2013, Excel won the Kansas Governor’s Exporter of the Year award. Read more.

us farathaneUS Farathane
US Farathane LLC, a leading source of plastics manufacturing announced it will locate its newest manufacturing operation in Riverside, Missouri. The company will hire 267 over the next three years, and will invest $51.6 million. “Riverside is right in the heart of the action—it’s close to OEMs, it has an experienced workforce, and a business-friendly environment. Expanding to the KC region puts US Farathane in a great position to better serve our customers and expand our presence in the automotive industry. We’re very excited about the opportunities available for us here,” said Andy Greenlee, president of US Farathane. US Farathane evaluated sites in five states before selecting a 220,000-sq.-ft. spec building in the Horizons Business Park in Riverside. The Riverside facility will primarily supply the GM Fairfax plant in Kansas City, Kansas. Read more.

Ceva-LogoCeva Animal Health

Ceva Animal Health, LLC, a veterinary pharmaceutical company with its North American headquarters in Lenexa, KS, has signed a five-year lease to occupy 72,000 sq. ft. of warehousing and distribution space in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex. Ceva’s decision to locate within SubTropolis was driven by the desire to relocate the company’s primary warehousing operations closer to the company’s North American headquarters in Lenexa. “Relocating our warehouse from Memphis to SubTropolis has been a good move for Ceva and has created efficiency for our company. The consistent conditions and ability to easily expand warehouse space as our portfolio expands made SubTropolis a great fit to meet our needs today and in the future,” said Craig Wallace, CEO and North America/Pacific Zone Director at Ceva Animal Health.  Read more.

DailysLogo_LargeDaily's Premium Meats
Daily’s Premium Meats, a meat processing company specializing in “sliced-to-order” naturally smoked bacon, announced it will build a new, 100,000 sq. ft. facility in St. Joseph, Mo. Daily’s expects to hire 212 employees during the first five years of operation. This will be Daily’s third U.S. facility. “We selected St. Joseph as the site for our new plant for several reasons” said Kelly Hattan, Daily’s president. “Since Triumph Foods’ pork processing plant is here, we have easy access to the raw materials we need to run our operation. Also, St. Joseph has a talented workforce, which will be important to us as we begin hiring employees, and it also strengthens our position with our customers as part of a food system focused on quality and product consistency.” Read more. 

reallygoodstuff will locate its new e-commerce fulfillment center in Kansas City, Missouri. The expansion project is expected to create 44 new jobs and include a $3.36 million capital investment. "We're delighted to be setting up a major distribution center in the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in Kansas City. For over twenty years we've served elementary schools in every state and in almost every community. Now we're much closer to many of our beloved teachers." said Jon Sonneborn, executive VP of Read more.


kubotaKubota Tractor Corportation
Kubota Tractor Corporation, the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, will open a nearly 450,000 sq. ft. parts distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kansas. The Edgerton, Kansas site for the new facility was a strategic decision by Kubota management, given its central location within the U.S. “This new distribution center will enable us to manage our stream of parts more effectively and improve parts delivery time, including an expanded geographical area to which we can deliver parts within 24 hours,” said Earl Johnson, parts director for Kubota. Read more. 

xpo logisticsXPO Logistics
XPO Logistics, a third-party logistics firm based in Greenwich, Conn., will add 125 new jobs in Kansas City, Missouri. The location will be XPO's first freight brokerage location in Missouri. One of the fastest-growing 3PLs in North America, XPO Logistics' Kansas City facility will enable the company to better serve its existing customer base, as well as accommodate anticipated growth, it said in a release. Read more. 

neovia logisticsNeovio Logistics
Neovia Logistics, based in Irving, Texas, will operate the 55,950 sq. ft. facility at CenterPoint-KCS Intermodal Center in south Kansas City, Missouri. The new facility will create 63 jobs. The terminal is being erected at CenterPoint-KCS intermodal Center which is part of the redevelopment of the form Richards-Gebaur Air Force base.  Read more.

amazon_logo_RGBAmazon, the nation's dominant U.S. online retailer, has leased all 260,700 sq. ft. of the speculative building at Lenexa Logistics Centre in Lenexa, Kan. The e-commerce company will employ 150. Read more. 

Flexsteel_logoFlexsteel Industries, Inc.
Flexsteel Industries, Inc., one of the oldest and largest furniture manufacturing companies in the U.S., announced it will locate a new facility in Edgerton, Kansas, bringing 141 jobs to the region. Flexsteel will make a capital investment of $35 million, and generate $4.5 million in new payroll. The KC region was selected due to its central location, specifically the proximity to BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility, and a workforce with the right skill set for this facility. Read more.

MobilityWorks, an outfitter converting full-size vans, such as the Ford Transit, to be wheelchair-accessible, will locate its second location in Kansas City, Missouri. Because of MobilityWorks’ close proximity to Ford’s plant in Kansas City, the company, a certified Ford outfitter, has been granted use of Ford’s ship-through freight system. Read more. 

fswFood Service Warehouse, an e-commerce structured foodservice provider, will lease a 475,200 sq. ft. space in the Hunt Midwest SubTropolis. They provide intuitive assistance in searching, selecting and purchasing foodservice products. This investment will create approximately 40 new jobs for the KC area. The KC region was selected due to its central location and the ability to efficiently and effectively serve customers nationwide.  “An internal analysis revealed Kansas City as the most economical and efficient location for our central fulfillment center,” said Madhu Natarajan, CEO of FSW. “When we toured SubTropolis, we immediately saw the opportunity it held for our company. The logistics alone are impressive, but the potential to grow our footprint within the underground and the access to high-speed connectivity helped us make our final decision to move here.”  Read more

Martinrea has invested in a 275,560-sq.-ft. full-service manufacturing facility in Riverside, Missouri.  Martinrea is an international company based in Ontario, Canada and will supply to the GM assembly plant in Fairfax, Kansas. The Riverside location will perform four main tasks: stamping, welding, e-coat and modular assembly. This will create up to 290 new jobs in the metro area. “We are pleased to open our first facility in Missouri, in order to better serve our customers,” said Rocco Marinaccio, director of modular assembly. “We have received a warm reception from everyone, and we look forward to becoming a contributing member of the local community.” Read more.


LMV Automotive Systems
Automotive parts supplier LMV Automotive Systems will add 256,000 sq. ft. to its current facility in Liberty, Mo.’s Heartland Meadows Industrial Park, creating 166 new jobs. The initial capital investment is estimated at $49.7 million. “Less than two years after breaking ground for a 213,000-sq.-ft. facility in Liberty, LMV Automotive is proving that Liberty is an ideal and welcoming community for businesses with this expansion announcement,” said Liberty, Missouri Mayor Lyndell Brenton. “We continue to gain significant momentum in economic development and job creation in Liberty.”    

Jurox Pty Ltd is an Australian-based veterinary pharmaceutical company with over 120 proprietary animal health products. They have selected Kansas City, Missouri to be their United States headquarters creating 13 jobs in Kansas City. “Kansas City is the obvious best location to launch Jurox’s U.S. operations,” said John O’Brien, managing director for Jurox. “The region offers a broad portfolio of animal health companies, a first-rate talent pool, and a superior transportation network that connects us to clientele around the country and globe. Kansas City’s reputation and resources in animal sciences provides advantages you can’t find elsewhere.” Read more

leggett_plattLeggett & Platt
Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP), an Atlanta-based Qualified Vehicle Modifier, announced a new facility in Kansas City, Missouri. This facility will largely be used to upfit the Ford Transit and Ford F-150 vehicle platforms for commercial customers.  “Our fleet customers are very excited about the new Ford Transit and have begun placing orders for ship-thru at our new Kansas City facility, which will be ready and open for business shortly,” states John Forest, CVP’s vice president of install operations.  Read more

Plastic Omnium, through its Auto Inergy division, is the leading global tier one supplier of complete plastic fuel systems and emission reduction related fluids systems to car manufacturers. Inergy Automotive Systems announced in January 2014 that it would set up a 70,000 sq. ft. shop in Kansas City, Kan., to produce plastic fuel systems for GM, employing 65 with a $3.2 million payroll. 

janesvilleJanesville Acoustics
Janesville Acoustics, a premier acoustical fiber insulation provider, invested $13.4 million in a new 155,000 sq. ft. facility in Warrensburg, Missouri that will supply the General Motors Fairfax Assembly Plant. The investment is expected to create 164 new full-time jobs. “In Warrensburg we have found a geographic location that will allow us to exceed the expectations of our customers, a capable workforce, and a state and local government that are very welcoming and supportive of our project,” said David Cataldi, president of Janesville Acoustics. Read More.


Grupo Antolin North America
Grupo Antolin is a major automotive parts supplier based in Spain. The company leased a 148,800-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri. to supply the interior overhead systems to the new Ford Transit van. "Kansas City represents enormous opportunities for Grupo Antolin," said Max Rogers, president of Grupo Antolin North America. "Missouri's friendly corporate climate and close proximity to major automakers put us in a position to better serve our clients and continue to grow." Read more

Exel Logistics
Exel Logistics, one of the top contract logistics providers in the world, has entered the Kansas City market with a 158,000 sq. ft. facility to distribute parts for Ford Motor Company. 

Bender Group
Bender Group, a third party logistics (3PL) company headquartered in Reno, Nevada, recently leased a 50,296 sq.ft. building in Kansas City, Kansas. "Adding Kansas City to our existing fulfillment DC network bolsters our ability to ship to over 98 percent of the entire U.S. population within two days,” Bender Group's Jared Lindwall said in a statement. “This will provide a competitive advantage for our clients looking to get their product to the market faster, whether it is a traditional retail or direct-to-consumer order." Read more

IBC North America/Clean Tide Container
IBC North America and Clean Tide Container will open a 50,000 sq. ft. facility to manufacture and refurbish intermediate bulk containers, investing around $5.8 million, and creating 87 new jobs in Chillicothe, Missouri. "Finding good employees is very important and one of the reasons we picked Chillicothe to come to, and the state of Missouri," said president and chief executive officer, Dick Harding. Read more

Adrian Steel
In April 2013, Adrian Steel announced that they would be locating to a new 32,000-sq.-ft. van and truck equipment manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri. The company, based out of Michigan, invested $4.7 million and created 39 new jobs in the metro area. In a statement, Bob Browns, general manager for the company, said that “the Kansas City region proved to be an ideal location due to the ongoing partnership between Adrian and Ford Motor Company.” The new Adrian plant will be a major supplier to Ford’s nearby Claycomo plant. Read more.

E.C. Manufacturing
In January 2013, E.C. Manufacturing opened a high tech consumer goods product manufacturing facility manufacturing in Shawnee, Kansas. The company is expected to create 252 new jobs over the next three years and make an estimated capital investment of more than $6 million. The company will produce advanced, small electrical components. E.C. Manufacturing is affiliated with Heatron, a Leavenworth based company specializing in thermal management and heating element design and solutions, as well as LED Integration. Read more

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems
Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems invested $45 million in a new facility in Riverside, Missouri. The 260,000 sq. ft. plant created 263 jobs, and will produce interior components for General Motors Co. plants in Kansas City, Kansas, and Wentzville, Missouri. “Missouri offers Yanfeng USA an excellent business climate from which to serve our automotive customers, and we are excited to join the state’s strong community of automotive companies,” said David Wang, President of Yanfeng USA. Read more.


LMV Auto/Magna Group
LMV Automotive and its primary investor Magna Group invested $42 million in a 212,550-sq.-ft. auto parts assembly plant to supply the Ford plant and created 156 jobs in Liberty, Missouri. The plant manufactures parts for the new Ford Transit van. LMV Automotive is a subsidiary of Cosma International; the parent company of Cosma is Magna, the world's fourth-largest supplier of auto parts. Cosma President Tom Skudutis said state and local officials "helped make it possible for us to invest and create jobs in this area, and we are excited about the opportunity to support our customers from this location."  Read more

Murphy Warehouse
Murphy Warehouse Company, which handles supply-chain logistics for a variety of companies, leased a 50,000-sq.-ft. distribution center in North Kansas City creating 27 new jobs. This was the company’s first facility outside of their hometown of Minneapolis. Read more

Zumiez, a company who specializes in sports related apparel and equipment, opened a 153,000-sq.-ft. e-commerce fulfillment center in Edwardsville, Kansas that created 100 new jobs for the metro area. The company cited its growing online business and the importance of increasing speed of product deliveries to online customers as rationale for the move. Zumiez assessed multiple cities across the U.S. before selecting the Kansas City area, including Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville. "As a company, we continually evaluate opportunities to increase the speed of delivering products to our customers while also improving our costs. The move to Kansas means that, across the continental U.S., our customers should receive their Zumiez order in three days or less," said Marc Stolzman, Zumiez CFO. Read more

Logoplaste, a multinational manufacturer of rigid plastic packaging, is opening a new manufacturing facility in Kansas City, Missouri. The Portuguese industrial company plans to invest $31.5 million in a 200,000 sq. ft. facility that will yield 80 jobs locally. Read more.

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