Danedri Thompson
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Demdaco will re-locate to Edgerton after all, Logistics Park Kansas City officials announced June 26.
The Lenexa-based gift importer renewed its lease for warehouse space in North Kansas City at the end of 2010 after an extensive search for warehouse space that included Edgerton.
At the time, Demdaco sought a 312,000 square-foot warehouse in the metro area. Today, officials announced Demdaco will lease a 326,650 square-foot distribution center that will be custom built for the importer.
“We are thrilled to be one of the first tenants to relocate to Logistics Park Kansas City adjacent to the BNSF intermodal facility,” said DEMDACO Chief Operating Officer Steve Fowler. “This move will improve our operating efficiencies by being in a new, state-of-the-art facility and by being very close to the intermodal site through which most of our product is delivered.”
The announcement marks the third warehouse facility announced at LPKC. Demdaco’s warehouse will join the DeLong Grain facility, a 500,000 square-foot warehouse, and a speculative warehouse being constructed in the intermodal’s adjacent logistics park.
Demdaco’s imports will utilize empty containers from DeLong Company’s grain imports.
“We did considerable analysis and research to find the right long-term location for our distribution facility and our internal analysis showed that locating in a modern state-of-the-art facility at LPKC will help reduce our total operating costs for our distribution versus the alternatives that we studied,” Fowler said.
The intermodal is set to open this fall.