Danedri Thompson
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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, the purchase will add approximately 141 jobs to the area over a three-year period.
Flexsteel still has some improvements to do inside the building, she said.
For now, only a distribution warehouse manager job is posted online, but the position description suggests that manager will have directly and indirectly supervise 33 people.
Linn said she doesn’t know when or where other jobs will be posted.
“We will be working with them so local residents know that the jobs are available and how to apply for them,” Linn said.
Flexsteel is headquartered in Dubuque, Iowa. The company designs and manufactures upholstered and wood furniture for residential, recreational vehicle, office, hospitality and healthcare markets. According to a press release, Flexsteel hopes to use its Edgerton facility to distribute its furniture products to customers across the United States.
“We are excited to welcome Flexsteel to our community and hope that the benefits of our central location and supply chain offerings at LPKC help the company see continued success,” Edgerton Mayor Don Roberts said.
Flexsteel’s Edgerton warehouse is located on a 26.6 acre site at the Logistics Park-Kansas City. It is the fourth distribution center to locate at LPKC.
“By co-locating near one of the nation’s premier intermodal sites, Flexsteel will enjoy significant transportation savings and be able to more efficiently deliver its furniture projects,” Patrick Robinson, vice president of Northpoint Development, said.
LPKC is a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development that is anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility. Developed by NorthPoint Development, LPKC is strategically and centrally located in America’s heartland, perfectly positioned for the efficient shipment of goods for import and export — serving all points throughout the U.S.