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The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.


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The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.

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Logistics Leaders

The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.

Location Spotlight: Joplin Regional Partnership

Joplin Regional Partnership, representing seven counties in SW Missouri, SE Kansas and NE Oklahoma, works to ensure the success of business locations. The region has a quality labor force, available buildings and sites and an efficient transportation network.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Kansas: GM Expands at Fairfax Facility in Kansas City

The auto giant, which already has an assembly plant in Fairfax, is leasing 830,000 square feet in a facility in the Fairfax Industrial District.

Food Processing: Expansion Outpacing Consolidations

Compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act, controlling costs and workforce training are among top industry priorities.

Hardware Maker To Open New Distribution Facility In Kansas

Spectrum Brands HHI will employ 315 workers at its new 927,112-square-foot facility at Logistics Park Kansas City.  

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

New Company Plans Kansas Advanced Manufacturing Facility

Kyodo Yushi USA Inc. and Lubrication Engineers Inc. will form a new company and locate an advanced manufacturing facility in Wichita, KS.

Reser’s Fine Foods Investing $86.5M In Topeka, KS Plant

The new 300,000-square-foot food processing facility will create 180 new jobs with the help of $665,000 in performance-based incentives.

Kansas: Amazon Picks Kansas City for Fulfillment Center

The Sunflower State Fulfillment Center, which will create 1,000 jobs, is the second large distribution facility the tech giant has placed in KS this year.

BF Location Video: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Amazon Opening New Kansas City Fulfillment Center

Amazon’s fifth Sunshine State location will create over 1,000 full-time hourly jobs.

Cargill Protein HQ To Remain In Kansas

After working with the state of Kansas and the city of Wichita, Cargill has decided to keep its protein business headquarters in Kansas.

DH Pace Company Expands Kansas HQ Facility

The company is investing approximately $3 million in the facility expansion project that will create space to accommodate an additional 150 employees.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.

Silicon Prairie

Droves of high-tech startups are putting down roots in the Great Plains.

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”

Figeac-Aéro Building North American HQ in Wichita

Figeac-Aéro will invest more than $20 million to expand its Wichita, KS manufacturing facility and build a new 68,000-square-foot building. The company plans to create 200 jobs during the next five years.

Dassault Systemes, Wichita State University Partner On Advanced Manufacturing Center

Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Dassault Systemes will partner on an advanced manufacturing center on the Innovation Campus.

USA800 To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Kansas

USA800, a multi-channel support call center, is opening a new facility in Lawrence, KS. The company plans to create 333 new jobs at the facility and invest more than $3.5 million.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

Flowers Baking To Begin Operating Bakery In Lenexa, KS

The bakery will open with one bread line and have about 100 jobs at start up.

Business Report: Kansas – Logistics Park Kansas City Grows in Edgerton

Furniture manufacturer Flexsteel Industries and machinery supplier Kubota Tractor to open distribution centers at LPKC.

Mervis Railcar Announces New Refurbishing Facility In Hutchinson, KS

The company will invest approximately $35 million and hire 150 workers at the facility in the next three years.

Newell Rubbermaid Plans Expansion Of Winfield, KS Facility

Newell Rubbermaid announced it will expand its manufacturing and distribution facility in Winfield, KS, adding 320 new jobs and investing $27 million by the end of 2017.

Flexsteel Opening Distribution Facility In Edgerton, KS

Flexsteel will locate its new facility in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility.

Kubota Tractor To Open New Distribution Center In Edgerton, KS

Kubota plans to have the facility operational during the third quarter of 2015.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

Industry Focus: Global Aerospace Production Soars To New Heights

Despite Defense cutbacks, the aerospace industry is being boosted into the stratosphere by the commercial aircraft sector.

Quest Diagnostics To Create 500 New Jobs In Lenexa, KS

The company plans to hire 500 workers for its new Quest Diagnostics National Operations Center, which is expected to be fully operational in 2015.

U.S. Commerce Department Designates South Kansas A Manufacturing Community

The program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing nationwide by supporting long-term economic development strategies that help communities attract and expand private investment in the manufacturing sector and increase international trade and exports.

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