The new distribution hub near Baldwin City in Edgerton got a boost recently when it brought a major tenant on board.
Leawood-based home decor importer Demdaco has announced plans to build an $18-million distribution center at the new Logistics Park Kansas City, which is scheduled to be completed this fall. Though the park is located just outside of Douglas County at the new Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway intermodal facility, it's expected to have a large economic impact on the entire region, including the Lawrence area.
Demdaco is the third tenant at Logistics Park Kansas City. The DeLong Co. Inc., intends to have an $8 million grain-distribution facility built by Aug. 1. The project's developer, Kansas City, Mo.-based NorthPoint Development, is also building a 500,000-square-foot distribution center with 7 million square feet of vertical warehouse space.
The logistics park allows agricultural exporters, e-commerce companies, and traditional retailers and product distributors to be near a major transportation hub. Companies that import and export alike will be able to share containers, saving them money in logistical costs. The entire project, which is on more than 1,000 acres, has been estimated to have the potential to create 13,000 jobs.