This is an extremely busy time of year for Edgerton’s LPKC as most companies are dealing with “peak” season.
“As you can imagine most of the online e-commerce fulfillment center we have at here see a surge in activities around the holidays,” said James Oltman, president ElevateEdgerton! “Amazon, Walmart.com and UPS are three examples of companies that hire a large amount of seasonal help to assist them with the increase in business they see through the holidays. Of course that also means there is usually increased container movement through the BNSF intermodal facility as well.”
“Not only would this time of year cause increased demand from these retailers it’s even more pronounced with the effects of the COVID pandemic and more and more people doing their shopping online to avoid going out in public,” said Oltman.
Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) is a 3,000-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development in Edgerton, Kansas — just southwest of downtown Kansas City. Served by global intermodal transportation leader, BNSF Railway, LPKC is a world-class inland port with capacity for 17 million square feet of industrial buildings. There are 14.4+ million square feet of distribution facilities at LPKC, with speculative and build-to-suit opportunities available.
The intermodal has created 12.5 thousand jobs and has 30 million square feet of building capacity and 3.4 million sq. ft. of rail services space.