Logistics centers – or LogisticsCentres – are going up fast as eCommerce and favorable consumer buying trends change the face of retail across the U.S. and around the globe.
Kadean Construction has been tapped by developer Trammell Crow Company to construct a new 202,800 square foot building at KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre, a major distribution and logistics park adjacent to Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, MO, it was announced today.
The new $7.5 million tilt-up building – known as LogisticsCentre III – will be a modern, multi-tenant, front-load warehouse/distribution facility that incorporates sustainable design and construction features. It will have 31 docks, a 32-foot high ceiling, and will be constructed with a structural steel frame, steel-reinforced concrete walls, and a seven-inch thick reinforced concrete floor.
“This project has been through permitting and we have started on earthwork and building pad preparation,” said Mike Eveler, president of St. Louis-based Kadean Construction, which specializes in light industrial, commercial, senior living, and healthcare construction.
LogisticsCentre III will be located next door to LogisticsCentre II, a 423,928-square foot distribution center, and near LogisticsCentre IV, a 432,640-square foot distribution center, both of which also were constructed by Kadean, said Josh Moore, Kadean’s Project Manager in Kansas City.
Additionally, Kadean and its 19 subcontractors are scheduled to complete next month the $1.45 million interior build-out of LogisticsCentre IV for BMS Logistics, Moore said. BMS Logistics, based in
St. Joseph, MO, provides a variety of logistic solutions in warehousing, packaging, fulfillment, distribution, and market development.
Moore said Kadean’s construction work at the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre is similar to its projects at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO, and the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, where it has constructed five light industrial buildings ranging in size from 78,000 to 770,000 square feet. It currently is constructing a second 770,000-square foot building at the Lakeview Commerce Center.
“The Midwest has long been a major player in warehousing and distribution,” Eveler said. “Now, growing eCommerce trends and improved consumer spending are making the Kansas City and St. Louis areas even more strategically important hubs for product fulfillment and distribution.”
Kadean Construction, named one of the fastest growing companies in the St. Louis region two years in a row by the St. Louis Business Journal, specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting at the regional and national level.
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