Kadean Tapped to Complete Newest KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre Building


Kadean Construction has been awarded the interior build-out for developer Trammell Crow Company of 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, the company announced today.

The new $11.5 million tilt-up building – known as LogisticsCentre III – is a modern, multi-tenant, front-load warehouse/distribution facility that incorporates sustainable design and construction features. The building has 31 docks, a 32-foot high ceiling, and is constructed with a structural steel frame, tilt-up concrete walls, and a seven-inch thick reinforced concrete floor.

“We finished construction of the shell building late last year, and will now be able to complete the interior, which includes office space, common areas, and utility requirements for the warehouse/distribution operations,” said Mike Eveler, president of St. Louis-based Kadean Construction.

LogisticsCentre III is located next to LogisticsCentre II, a 423,928-square foot manufacturing facility, and near LogisticsCentre IV, a 432,640-square foot distribution center, both of which also were constructed by Kadean, said Austin Christensen, Kadean vice president who is in charge of the company’s Kansas City operation.

Additionally, Kadean recently completed Phase 3 infrastructure in the park for Trammell Crow Company. The work entailed sewers, roadways and preparation for a building pad that will host a 542,640 square foot building. Construction on that building could begin this year, Christensen said.

Kadean specializes in pre-construction, design-build, construction management, and general contracting services at the regional and national level, and focuses on light industrial, commercial, senior living, and healthcare construction.

Since 2016, St. Louis-based Kadean Construction has completed over $37 million of construction work in the greater Kansas City area.

Additionally, “We are looking to hire more construction engineers, construction superintendents, and project managers for our work in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas,” said Christensen, who joined Kadean in January and now oversees Kadean’s Kansas City regional operations. “We have consistently grown since we entered the KC market a few years ago and have a substantial amount of work on the books. So, we are looking for four to six men and women in construction who want to advance and help Kadean grow even more throughout the region.”

Kadean Senior Project Manager Josh Moore, a Kansas City native who joined Kadean several years ago, manages the company’s project operations in Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas from the company’s office at 1821 McGee Street, in downtown Kansas City, MO.

“Kadean has built a great reputation on quality workmanship and being a reliable, trusted partner to our clients, designers and subcontractors,” Moore said, adding that Kadean was founded in St. Louis in 1963. “We’re proud of our success, and plan to continue growing throughout the greater Kansas City region.”

Christensen said Kadean’s construction work at the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre – which to date totals 986,960 square feet of industrial buildings — is similar to its logistics construction work at Aviator Business Park in Hazelwood, MO, and the Lakeview Commerce Center in Edwardsville, IL, which total 1,321,000 square feet and 1,540,000 square feet, respectively.

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