Logistics


Dollar Tree to Build $110 Million Distribution Center in Warrensburg

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced today that discount retailer Dollar Tree would build a 1.2-million-square-foot distribution facility in Warrensburg, a projected valued at $110 million. With that, the Virginia-based company says it will create 375 jobs within three… more

Hardware Supplier Picks KC for Key Distribution Site

Score one more for the Kansas City region’s national appeal as a center for logistics: The Kansas Department of Commerce announced this morning that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement would merge the operations from distribution facilities in California and… more

Associated Wholesale Grocers Bags Record Revenues

Associated Wholesale Grocers, the Kansas City region's second-largest private company, is closing the gap on the largest: At its annual shareholders meeting today, the grocery cooperative announced that it had posted record revenues for 2016, at $9.18 billon. That's still… more

Ottensmeyer Tabbed for Bilateral Talks

The U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue has turned to Patrick Ottensmeyer, president and CEO of Kansas City Southern Railway, to lead a strategic trade initiatives working group, aimed at advancing the relationship between the two nations by recommending private sector solutions to… more

CVS Chooses Kansas City as Midwest Distribution Center

Kansas City’s growing reputation as a vital distribution hub at the center of the United States received further burnishing today, when The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) announced that CVS Pharmacy, America’s leading retail pharmacy, will build a 762,000-sq.-ft.… more

KC Corporations See Potential in Minority Entrepreneurs

Today is graduation day for 30 Kansas City-area participants in a program called Strategy and Business Development for Minority Business Entrepreneurs—a 2½ -day intensive education program for executives, brought to Kansas City by the Ivy League staff of Dartmouth College's  Tuck School… more

Nearly $9 Million in Federal Grant Money for KC Buses

The U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has awarded the Kansas City Area Transportation Authority (KCATA) $8,986,350 in grant money for the purchase of new buses. President & CEO of KCATA, Robbie Makinen said, "This is a very… more

Jet Midwest in deal for ‘mini-satellite’ aircraft

Airborne Wireless Network (OTC QB: ABWN) says it has a deal with Kansas City-based Jet Midwest Group to obtain three aircraft to test its Airborne Wireless Network concept. A memorandum of understanding states that both parties have agreed to enter… more

Orange EV trucks OK’d for California vouchers

Riverside, Mo.-based Orange EV, a maker of “pure electric” terminal trucks, says it’s the first in its industry to win approval for California incentive vouchers of $95,000 per Class 8 Electric Truck. California fleets can save at least $95,000 per… more

AWG to Acquire Another Regional Grocery Coop

Kansas City, Kan.-based Associated Wholesale Grocers and Norfolk, Neb.-based Affiliated Foods Midwest Cooperative announced that they have reached an agreement to combine the two cooperatives’ distribution businesses.   “This exciting endeavor is exactly what we need to allow our retailers to… more