Edgerton will partner with Johnson County Community College and several other public and private entities to create a logistics training center.

Officials made the formal announcement at a Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation’s (SWJCEDC) dinner Feb. 11. Along with Edgerton, JCCC, NorthPoint Development, Workforce Partnership, and BNSF Railway, SWJCEDC will also serve as a partner in the new training center.

NorthPoint, the developer for the Logistics Park Kansas City, will donate approximately 5,000-sqaure feet of space for the center, expected to open later this year. Officials anticipate the center will include a conference room, training areas and a forklift lab.