Kansas City Area Lands New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.

Turn5 will open a new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS. The Kansas City area office will serve as an extension of its fulfillment operations which offer aftermarket automotive products to the company’s clients nationwide. The new operation will create an estimated 100 jobs over the next three years. The eCommerce retailer will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening event on October 29, 2018 at its new location.

Lenexa, Kansas
Co-founding brothers Steve Voudouris and Andrew Voudouris started Turn5 in their parents’ basement more than 15 years ago. (Photo: Turn5)

“We value our long-term relationships with customers, and connecting with like-minded people from all over the country who share a passion for customizing their vehicles and making them genuinely unique,” said Steve Voudouris, CEO and founding partner of Turn5. “Through excellent web design, rapidly growing video content, and award-winning customer service, we tap into our customers’ enthusiasm and join them on every step of their journey. Our presence in Kansas will help us expand our fulfillment operation and create better customer experiences.”

Turn5 is the operating company for AmericanMuscle.com, ExtremeTerrain.com, and AmericanTrucks.com, and was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017.

The Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC) worked with state and regional partners to land the Turn5 project, including the State of Kansas, Kansas Department of Commerce, City of Lenexa, KCP&L, JLL, Block Real Estate Services and KC SmartPort.

“Kansas’s central location and our focus on building and maintaining an outstanding infrastructure are key reasons many smart companies choose our state for distribution centers. It is easier, faster and less expensive to ship to and from Kansas,” said Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D. “We are proud a thriving eCommerce company such as Turn5 has selected Lenexa for its new distribution hub and wish them great success.”

“We are very pleased that Turn5 has chosen Lenexa for their new facility,” said Mike Boehm, Mayor of Lenexa. “We have a growing number of high profile eCommerce and logistics centers in our community, and with their focus on customer service, employee engagement and community involvement, they will be a perfect fit.  We appreciate their commitment to our city.”

Turn5 is one of many companies choosing the Kansas City area for distribution centers. In 2017, Kansas City saw growth in distribution and fulfillment facilities from 100,000 to 1.2 million square feet, which included eCommerce companies like Amazon and Hy-Vee Aisles, major retailers like Dollar Tree, and companies like Spectrum Brands and Horizon Global.

“Kansas City offers a strong advantage for a company like Turn5,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, KCADC. “The region’s central location and infrastructure mean 85 percent of the U.S. population can be reached from Kansas City within two days or less. That equals huge value for eCommerce fulfillment.”

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