NorthPoint Development Building 777,222 Square-Foot Spec Space at Logistics Park Kansas City

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EDGERTON, Kan. (April 13, 2017) — NorthPoint Development  has substantially completed Inland Port VIII (IP8), a 777,222 square-foot state-of-the-art industrial space being built on a speculative basis at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC). LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility in Edgerton, Kan., just southwest of downtown Kansas City, Mo.

The new building, located at 30900 W. 185th Street, can accommodate manufacturing, warehouse and distribution tenants of varying size. IP8’s close proximity to the entrance of BNSF’s intermodal facility gives its future tenant convenient access to international and domestic container service, along with the benefits of heavy-haul corridors and a Foreign Trade Zone. IP8 will feature 36-foot clear height and consist of 77 dock-high loading bays, four drive-in docks and an expandable parking lot with the potential for nearly 400 spaces.

“We are pleased that NorthPoint continues to deliver an aggressive speculative building program,” said City of Edgerton’s Mayor Donald Roberts. “Speculative building construction continues to drive a high level of interest for companies to locate to Edgerton.  Having available spec space is attractive for those who need to quickly enter the market — bringing with them new jobs and additional growth opportunities for businesses in our community.”

The addition of IP8 will bring the available speculative space at LPKC to more than 1.4 million square feet. When the building is complete at the end of 2017, there will be 16 buildings totaling nearly 9 million square feet — more than half of the total future building capacity of 17 million square feet — constructed at LPKC since October 2013.

For leasing opportunities at Inland Port VIII or LPKC, contact the exclusive commercial real estate agents Phil Algrim and Kevin Wilkerson of JLL at 913.469.4600 or www.jll.com/kansas-city.

About Logistics Park Kansas City
Located in Edgerton, Kan., LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility, which opened in late 2013. Companies located at LPKC benefit from significant transportation savings and direct access to heavy-haul corridors. For more information about the benefits of co-locating at LPKC, visit www.logisticsparkkc.com.

About NorthPoint Development
NorthPoint Development is a privately held real estate development company specializing in complex master-planned projects. NorthPoint has logistics-oriented developments in 11 markets across the United States and serves as the real estate developer for Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,700-acre inland distribution hub that includes a public private partnership and BNSF’s newest intermodal facility. Typical discussions with prospective tenants include decreasing operating costs, matching empty containers with export loads, decreased drayage expenses, and increasing utilization of domestic intermodal services. For lower volume shippers, typical savings represent 30-40% of the total costs of occupancy. For higher volume shippers, combined savings can represent the entire cost of occupancy. Visit www.beyondthecontract.com and www.logisticsparkkc.com for more information.

About JLL
JLL is a financial and professional services firm that specializes in commercial real estate services. Our 70,000+ employees across 80 countries serve the local, regional and global real estate needs of corporations and investors, delivering integrated commercial real estate services built on insight and foresight, sound market research and relevant knowledge. JLL’s Kansas City brokerage team has been involved in excess of 3,000 sales and leasing transactions, totaling over $1.5 billion in value. Kevin Wilkerson and Phillip Algrim are the exclusive agents for Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) and are part of the JLL’s Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions team. For more information, visit www.jll.com.

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Capstone Awards 2017: Industrial – Inland Port XIV

Inland Port XIV won a KC Business Journal Capstone Award in the Industrial category. It was developed as the largest speculative building in Kansas City at the time and is now an Amazon fulfillment center giving the online commerce giant the ability to ship orders quickly from the center of the country. It became operational in mid-2016.

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Capstone Awards 2017: Infrastructure – Waverly Road design-build

The Waverly Road project won a KC Business Journal Capstone Award in the Infrastructure category. It included nearly three miles of new concrete roadway and a grade separation over the BNSF Railway Intermodal lead track at Logistics Park Kansas City.

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Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement Division to Open New Distribution Facility at Logistics Park Kansas City

Spectrum logoEDGERTON, Kan. – (February 3, 2017) Kansas Department of Commerce announced today that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement (HHI) division plans to centralize its operations from two existing distribution facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Mira Loma, Calif., into a single 927,112 square-foot distribution center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan. Construction of the building Spectrum will occupy at LPKC, known as Inland Port XXXIII, began in March 2016. It is Kansas City’s largest-ever to be constructed on a speculative basis.

“Spectrum Brands HHI initiated a study of our existing distribution and fulfillment network in December with the intent of identifying the best option for the business to increase distribution capabilities and service levels, provide room for expansion, reduce overall inventory levels, and improve cost management,” said Sr. Vice President and General Manager of Hardware and Home Improvement Phil Szuba. “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.”

Spectrum Brands HHI will begin transitioning operations from California and North Carolina immediately. The company plans to start receiving inventory in Edgerton in March and will start shipping from the new LPKC distribution center in April. When complete, Spectrum Brands will have approximately 315 jobs in the State of Kansas.

“It is fitting that such a time-honored and reliable company like Spectrum will be located at Logistics Park Kansas City,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Antonio Soave. “LPKC has become a haven for excellence in business and we look forward to continuing this tradition of excellence with Spectrum Brands at its new distribution facility in Edgerton.”

“Its central location, access to a strong and available workforce with on-site recruitment and training assistance continues to illustrate why companies like Spectrum Brands HHI choose to locate in LPKC,” said City of Edgerton Mayor Roberts. “Easier and efficient access to the supply chain and the well-known Midwestern work ethic that our community embodies was also a deciding factor. We look forward to welcoming Spectrum Brands HHI as part of the Edgerton community and building partnerships together.”

LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility, which opened in 2013. Companies located at LPKC benefit from significant transportation savings and direct access to a heavy-haul corridor. For more information about LPKC, visit www.logisticsparkkc.com.

While Spectrum Brands is looking to open its new facility in Edgerton, the project’s implementation is contingent upon formal approval of workforce, equipment and other incentives from state and local organizations.

This project was a joint effort with the following partner organizations: Kansas Department of Commerce, Kansas Department of Transportation, BNSF Railway, NorthPoint Development, KCP&L and the City of Edgerton.

For questions about this project, contact Dave Prichard, David.prichard@spectrumbrands.com at Spectrum Brands, or Nicole Randall, Nicole.Randall@ks.gov at the Kansas Department of Commerce.

About Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement
Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement is a major manufacturer and supplier of residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, commercial hardware, and faucets with a portfolio of renowned brands, including Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Stanley®, FANAL®, Pfister™, EZSET®, and Tell Manufacturing. HHI is a leader in its key markets with #1 positions in U.S. residential locksets, Canada residential locksets, U.S. luxury locksets and U.S. builders’ hardware. It is also #2 in Mexico residential hardware and #3 in U.S. retail plumbing.

About Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc.
Spectrum Brands Holdings, a member of the Russell 1000 Index, is a global consumer products company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands providing superior value to consumers and customers every day. The Company is a leading supplier of consumer batteries, residential locksets, residential builders’ hardware, plumbing, shaving and grooming products, personal care products, small household appliances, specialty pet supplies, lawn and garden and home pest control products, personal insect repellents, and auto care products. Helping to meet the needs of consumers worldwide, our Company offers a broad portfolio of market-leading, well-known and widely trusted brands including Rayovac®, VARTA®, Kwikset®, Weiser®, Baldwin®, National Hardware®, Pfister®, Remington®, George Foreman®, Russell Hobbs®, Black+Decker®, Tetra®, Marineland®, Nature’s Miracle®, Dingo®, 8-in-1®, FURminator®, IAMS®, Eukanuba®, Digest-eeze(tm), Healthy-Hide®, Littermaid®, Spectracide®, Cutter®, Repel®, Hot Shot®, Black Flag®, Liquid Fence®, Armor All®, STP® and A/C PRO®. Spectrum Brands’ products are sold by the world’s top 25 retailers and are available in more than one million stores in approximately 160 countries. Based in Middleton, Wisconsin, Spectrum Brands Holdings generated net sales of approximately $5.04 billion in fiscal 2016.  For more information, visit www.spectrumbrands.com.

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For KC area, 2016 proves to be an industrial-strength year

The Kansas City-area industrial real estate market set new records in 2016.

According to a 2017 Commercial Real Estate Forecast Report from Colliers International’s Kansas City office, the market broke one old record by posting 6.1 million square feet of positive net absorption last year.

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U.S. Industrial Market Headed For Another Record Year

CHICAGO—The US industrial markets just had another historic year, with record-setting levels of absorption and vacancy, and experts say these good times should last at least through the end of 2017. Tenants absorbed 63.6 million square feet of space in the final quarter of 2016, which propelled net absorption for the year to 282.9 million square feet, according to a new year-end report from Cushman & Wakefield. The national vacancy rate for all product types continued to decline in the fourth quarter, falling 30 bps from the prior quarter and 100 bps from the prior year to 5.5%.

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Kansas logistics park offers big intermodal-growth potential for BNSF

For Class Is, industrial development (id) is key to generating traffic. They continually work with shippers to explore a plant expansion or evaluate transportation options that might involve transloading, all with the intent of increasing volume.

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NorthPoint industrial developments still taking off like rockets

It’s getting hard to keep up with NorthPoint Development’s industrial market expansion, which over the company’s brief five-year history has accounted for 28 million square feet of development in properties across the Kansas City area and beyond.

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Triumph Celebrates Factory Opening in Kansas

dscn0965Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) held a ribbon-cutting celebration today at its new factory in Edgerton, Kan. The company began relocating its Kansas City-area operations from Grandview, Mo., to this new facility last month and expects the move to be complete by June 2017.

Joining Triumph Precision Components Executive Vice President Rick Rosenjack in the ceremony were Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts.

The new 156,000-square-foot manufacturing plant is located within the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) and was built to accommodate the company’s growth and expanding technologies. The factory is Triumph’s new Small and Medium Parts Center of Excellence, which excels at the machining and assembly of aircraft components made from aluminum and various hard metal alloys. Products include landing gear structure and assemblies, seat/cargo tracks, floor beams, thrust reverser beams, stringer end fittings, wing attach fittings, installation brackets, hinge arm assemblies and engine inlet assemblies.

“This is a great day for our state and the community and highlights the vibrancy of our aerospace sector,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “We thank the Triumph Group for their continued investment and long term commitment to growing their operations in Kansas. We are pleased to have such a strong partnership with the Triumph Group as evidenced by them now having three plants in our state and know this will be a successful relationship for many years to come.”

“The City of Edgerton is excited to welcome Triumph to Logistics Park Kansas City. We hope that by relocating to LPKC, the company will exceed its growth goals and have continued success,” commented Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “LPKC was designed for -companies like Triumph, who invest in our community by bringing new jobs and other opportunities.”

“Triumph is pleased to locate an advanced manufacturing operation in Kansas,” said Rick Rosenjack, executive vice president of Triumph Precision Components. “We selected the LPKC development due to strong support from the state of Kansas and the local community in Edgerton, close proximity to an established training facility, exceptional logistics, and readily available space for future expansion,” said Rosenjack. “The short distance from Grandview to Edgerton also allows us to retain a majority of our experienced employees, which is critical to continuity of production for our valued customers.”

With the addition of the new facility at LPKC, Triumph now has three factories in Kansas with approximately 500 employees. The other Kansas sites are the Triumph Precision Components facility in Wichita and a Product Support facility in Wellington.

Construction Facts about Triumph’s Edgerton Facility:

  • Site clearing began: April 29, 2016
  • Certificate of occupancy: Sept. 8, 2016
  • Total elapsed time: 132 calendar days
  • Time lost to weather: 24 days (wettest summer in recent history)
  • Net productive construction days: 108
  • 156,000 square feet of interior space with a clear height of 32 feet
  • Environmentally controlled with temperature: +/- 30 F
  • Cubic yards of concrete placed: 13,865
  • Rebar installed: 125 tons
  • Structural steel installed: 1,200 tons
  • Loss-time injuries: 0
  • Construction credits: NorthPoint Development and the Clayco Construction team of contractors; KCP&L and the City of Edgerton Utilities.

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.
More information about Triumph can be found on the company’s website at http://www.triumphgroup.com.

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Edgerton, Kansas: A Town With More Jobs Than Residents

How Railroad Intermodal Investments Are Creating Jobs in Kansas.

Edgerton, KS — September marks the beginning of football season, when many of us turn to our televisions — most of which have traveled around the world or across the country before arriving in our living rooms — to cheer on our favorite team. In late August, Amazon.com began operations in its new 822,000-square-foot fulfillment center at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan., packing and shipping large items like your big-screen TV.

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