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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ColdPoint Logistics Breaks Ground on Cold Storage Facility at New Rail-Served Site in Logistics Park Kansas City

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EDGERTON, Kan. (September 8, 2016) — ColdPoint Logistics, a temperature-controlled logistics leader and affiliate of NorthPoint Development, has broken ground on a 163,318 square-foot cold storage distribution facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan. ColdPoint will be the first tenant in the newly available North Park at LPKC, which is 300 acres dedicated to rail-served sites within the 1,700-acre inland port.

Served by freight transportation leader, BNSF Railway, North Park at LPKC has shovel ready sites with capacity for 3.4 million square feet of rail-served space available for immediate development. North Park is adjacent to the only full-service intermodal facility in the western two-thirds of the United States, giving tenants the unique ability to combine BNSF’s direct-rail / carload with domestic and international intermodal service. This advantage led ColdPoint to select North Park at LPKC for its cold storage facility.

Another attractive feature for ColdPoint is the more than four miles of roads surrounding LPKC that are designated as a heavy-haul corridor to support truck traffic for non-standard, heavy loads, which is extremely beneficial to agri-business exporters.

“By locating at LPKC, which is in the heart of America’s agricultural corridor, ColdPoint can leverage BNSF’s intermodal and direct-rail service to revolutionize the global food logistics industry,” said Diogo Lobo, Chief Executive Officer of ColdPoint Logistics. “Because we are close to where animal protein and other Midwestern food products are produced, we have discovered an innovative and efficient way to export to foreign markets.”

Containers used to import products to Kansas City will be loaded with fresh and frozen food products at ColdPoint’s LPKC facility, shipped via BNSF’s rail network to the west coast and loaded directly onto ocean carriers.

“Our approach will change the traditional refrigerated logistics business model,” added ColdPoint’s Vice President of Operations and food industry veteran, Dane Bear. “This efficient, central source solution offers tremendous cost savings for ColdPoint customers. It is simple and sustainable, since we are nearly eliminating truck traffic and bypassing port congestion. We believe our LPKC location and innovative business model can replace the need for cold storage facilities at west coast ports.”

Anticipated to be operational by August 2017, ColdPoint’s new modern and efficient facility will include convertible zones, blast freezing and a -10 degree freezer for slow freezing. With more than 6.6 million cubic feet, the building will have storage capacity of 15,300 pallet positions — with expansion opportunities available to meet customer demand.

ColdPoint currently operates a temporary high-velocity, refrigerated cross-dock facility at LPKC. With 15 loading bays, the USDA inspected facility has capacity for hundreds of transactions per week and handles export, domestic and import loads.

“Timing is everything for temperature-controlled volume shippers. When perishable products sit in containers at a port susceptible to labor and congestion problems, overseas customers get nervous,” explains ColdPoint customer and Director of Transportation for Seaboard Foods, Joe Goodwin. “ColdPoint is the missing link for one-stop shipping. Being located at LPKC makes sense, since products can get anywhere within four days from Kansas City. ColdPoint offers a cost-effective central consolidation point that presents opportunities for shippers of all sizes throughout the Midwest.”

For more information about available rail-served sites at North Park, contact John Rider at john.rider@bnsf.com, 913.551.4148 or visit www.logisticsparkkc.com/NorthPark. 

About ColdPoint Logistics
An affiliate of NorthPoint Development, the master developer of Logistics Park Kansas City, ColdPoint Logistics is reinventing the global fresh food farm to fork movement. Led by international food manufacturing and supply chain industry experts, ColdPoint leverages decades of experience and its location in the heart of America’s breadbasket to deliver a simple yet innovative technology-driven solution for storing, shipping and transloading agricultural products. Located at LPKC, close to the source of food production, ColdPoint’s approach allows cargo owners and shippers to reduce the number of transloads required, which decreases trucking mileage and pollution, eliminates reliance on cold storage at port facilities and cuts domestic drayage. For more information, visit www.coldpointlogistics.com or call 913.229.3800.

About Logistics Park Kansas City
LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton, Kan., just southwest of downtown Kansas City. It is anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility, which opened in late 2013. LPKC is a world-class inland port with capacity for 17 million square feet of industrial buildings. There are 6.5+ million square feet of new distribution facilities at LPKC, with speculative and build-to-suit opportunities available. Companies located at LPKC benefit from significant transportation savings and direct access to a heavy-haul corridor. 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 exclusive real estate developer of LPKC. 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 for more information. NorthPoint is represented by Kevin Wilkerson and Phillip Algrim, with JLL. For leasing opportunities at LPKC, contact JLL at 913.469.4600, or visit www.jll.com.

About BNSF
BNSF Railway is one of North America’s leading freight transportation companies. BNSF operates approximately 32,500 route miles of track in 28 states and also operates in three Canadian provinces. BNSF is one of the top transporters of consumer goods, grain and agricultural products, low-sulfur coal, and industrial goods such as petroleum, chemicals, housing materials, food and beverages. BNSF’s shipments help feed, clothe, supply, and power American homes and businesses every day. BNSF and its employees have developed one of the most technologically advanced and efficient railroads in the industry. We work continuously to improve the value of the safety, service, energy, and environmental benefits we provide to our customers and the communities we serve. You can learn more about BNSF at www.BNSF.com.

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LPKC Tops Kansas City’s Multitenant Industrial Facilities List

LPKC Number 1 KCBJClick here to see Kansas City Business Journal’s top five Multitenant Industrial Facilities.

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How Did NorthPoint Lease 1M+ Feet Without a New Tenant?

NorthPoint Development, the master developer of Logistics Park Kansas City, was recently able to lease another nearly 1.3 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space there without signing a single new tenant.

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Stocking Up: Local Logistics Firm Ratchets Up Growth

Three existing tenants at Logistics Park Kansas City have leased space for expansions totaling nearly 1.3 million square feet.

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Triumph Group Relocates to Logistics Park Kansas City

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Triumph Group Relocates to Logistics Park Kansas City

EDGERTON, Kan. (July 27, 2016) — To accommodate growth, Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE:TGI) headquartered in Berwyn, Pa., announced this week it is relocating its Kansas City-area operations later this year from Grandview, Mo., to a new purpose-built facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton, Kan.

Triumph plans to occupy 156,000 square feet of Inland Port XXXI at LPKC under a long-term lease agreement with NorthPoint Development. The relocation to this new facility, being built by Clayco Construction, is expected to begin in September. The relocation will be complete by late June 2017.

The Edgerton site was selected based on a number of factors, according to Rick Rosenjack, executive vice president of Triumph’s Precision Components business unit. “The LPKC development was chosen 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, Mo., to Edgerton, Kan., also allows us to keep most of our experienced employee base intact, which is critical to continuity of production for our valued customers.”

“We value the strong relationship between the Triumph Group and our state and appreciate its continued investment and commitment to growing in Kansas,” said Governor Sam Brownback. “These types of partnerships are key to our success, and we look forward to the launch of this venture and others like it in the future.”

“Limited manufacturing companies like Triumph bring high quality jobs to our community and exemplify the flexibility of LPKC to attract industries beyond warehousing, distribution and internet fulfillment,” said Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “Edgerton’s streamlined development process coupled with NorthPoint Development’s aggressive speculative building program ensures we can quickly meet clients’ critical needs and deliver speed-to-market that cannot be matched in the Kansas City area.”

Triumph’s Small and Medium Parts Center of Excellence excels at machining and assembly of aircraft components made from aluminum and hard metal. 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. It currently employs approximately 180 people.

The partners who were involved with this project include:

  • BNSF Railway
  • City of Edgerton
  • Kansas City Power & Light
  • Kansas Department of Commerce
  • NorthPoint Development
  • Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation
  • JLL

For more information about LPKC, visit www.logisticsparkkc.com.

About Triumph Group

Triumph Group, Inc., 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.

Media Contact:
Michele Long
610.251.1000
mmlong@triumphgroup.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Sheila G. Spagnolo
610.251.1000
sspagnolo@triumphgroup.com

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 (BNSF) newest intermodal facility, which opened in late 2013. Companies located at LPKC benefit from significant transportation savings and direct access to a heavy-haul corridor. 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 exclusive real estate developer of LPKC. 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 for more information. NorthPoint is represented by Kevin Wilkerson and Phillip Algrim, with JLL. For leasing opportunities at LPKC, contact JLL at 913.469.4600, or visit www.jll.com.

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Waverly Bridge to Open This Month

Almost three miles of Waverly Road through Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) was improved to support truck traffic for non-standard, heavy loads, and parts of it are now open.

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Edgerton Celebrates Ribbon Cutting for Waverly Road Design-Build Project

Waverly Road Ribbon Cutting PhotoOn June 1, the City of Edgerton celebrated the nearly complete Waverly Road Design-Build project with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The project, which improves nearly three miles of Waverly Road near Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) to support truck traffic for non-standard, heavy loads, will be open to the public by early July. A grade separation was also constructed at BNSF Railway’s intermodal tracks to ensure vehicle traffic on Waverly Road can operate without delays due to train traffic.

These infrastructure enhancements provide access to property on Waverly Road south of 191st Street and north of 183rd Street. In conjunction with the Waverly Road project, BNSF Railway constructed an industrial lead track to serve 300 acres north of its LPKC Intermodal Facility that will be dedicated to rail-served facilities.

“The enhancements of Waverly Road provide additional access to rail-served property, which further positions LPKC as one of the top logistics parks in the country,” said City of Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts. “Our project partners, BNSF Railway and Kansas Department of Transportation worked seamlessly and in tandem with City Staff to bring this important infrastructure project to fruition.”

“This project is a great example of how a public and private partnership can enhance Kansas’ connection to the global supply chain,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King. “Because of Kansas’ strategic central location and the access it provides to trade corridors, LPKC tenants can easily stay connected to their customer networks.”

Funding for the Waverly Road project was provided through an agreement with KDOT for up to $30 million. As part of that agreement, the City of Edgerton will repay 20% of the cost of construction of the project by dedicating the city utility sales tax revenue generated by tenants at LPKC. BNSF Railway funded the construction of its industrial lead track.

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