Logistics


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

Spec Industrial Building Set for Intermodal Hub Area

The Minneapolis-based Opus Group has announced plans for a 205,000-square-foot speculative industrial facility in Olathe. Reflecting the strength of the market, this new development will continue to expand Opus’ development presence in the Kansas City area. “We’re thrilled to be… more

Two Huge Spec Buildings Going Up at Logistics Park KC

NorthPoint Development has announced the start of construction of Inland Ports XXXII, a 765,927 square-foot building and XXXIII, a 927,155 square-foot building, both constructed on a speculative basis at Logistics Park Kansas City. LPKC is a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and… more

Amazon Will Snap Up Giant Spec Building at LPKC

Anyone following construction of the massive 822,000-square-foot Inland Port XIV building at Logistics Park Kansas City--the largest ever built on a spec basis in this market--might have thought that a state-of-the-art distribution center like that would have had Amazon.com written… more