July 7, 2015

Edgerton, Flexsteel Industries to host community career open house June 4

Danedri Thompson
Since the intermodal opened for business, Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said people have been asking: where are the jobs?
They’ve been there all along, Roberts said, but now residents will have an opportunity to apply and ask …

BNSF to upgrade track switching at intermodal, invest $103m in KS

BNSF Railway Company plans to improve switching efficiency at the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) through a yard track expansion. The upgrades at Edgerton will be part of an estimated $103 million BNSF anticipates spending on rail maintenance and capacity …

City to partner with JCCC for logistics education center

Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center, the Kansas City Business Journal reported on Feb. 12.
Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County …

Warehouse to expand its footprint in Edgerton

NorthPoint Development announces that Smart Warehousing is expanding its facility at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) by 220,000 square feet. Occupying the balance of Inland Port IV brings Smart Warehousing’s total footprint to nearly 575,000 square feet at LPKC, which …

City to make heavy-haul improvements to Waverly

Danedri Thompson
Edgerton will upgrade Waverly Road making it usable for heavy haul traffic. The $30 million road improvements will be financed via a gift from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and a dedicated local utility sales tax …

LPKC developer expands

Northpoint Development, the master developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), is expanding nationwide. In addition to finding tenants for properties in Edgerton, the company announced last week that it had purchased land near Fort Wayne, Ind.
The development …

Tractor company to locate warehouse in LPKC

Danedri Thompson
A marketer of tractor machinery and equipment last night announced it will open a distribution center in Edgerton.
Kubota Tractor will open a 450,000 square-foot warehouse at Logistics Park-Kansas City. Kubota will be a tenant in a …

Furniture maker buys LPKC spec warehouse

Danedri Thompson
A speculation warehouse is off the market at the Logistics Park-Kansas City (LPKC) in Edgerton. Northpoint Development, developers for the LPKC, sold a 500,000 square-foot distribution facility to Flexsteel Industries.
According to Beth Linn, Edgerton city administrator, …

Warehouse boom continuing

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Photo courtesy of Larry Beyer

Ever since the Logisitics Park Kansas City and the Edgerton intermodal opened in late September 2013, there has been ongoing construction work on massive new warehouses. The latest warehouse building going up is on the …

Thieves take box trailer, supplies near intermodal

Law enforcement officers are seeking a box trailer that was stolen near the Interstate 35 interchange at Homestead Lane. The white trailer has Minnesota plates and a license plate number CAT9636. “PCI” was printed on its side.
According to detective …