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Horizon Global Locating Major Distribution Hub in KC Region

by Ashlie Hand | Jul 24, 2017

Congratulations to our partners in Edgerton on today's announcement that Horizon Global, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded towing and trailering equipment, will open a new, state-of-the-art distribution facility creating more than 120 jobs. The 512,000-sq.-ft. facility will act as the main hub for the company’s Horizon Global Americas Division.

Horizon Global conducted a freight management and distribution study and selected Edgerton as an ideal location for the center of its distribution operations. When the Edgerton facility begins shipping to Horizon Global customers by the end of the year, it will provide improved delivery times and service levels for Horizon Global customers, while also providing savings to the company and a more efficient distribution platform.

The company stated that Edgerton is ideal in terms of the geographic location, available freight transportation options, talented workforce and quality of life choices for Horizon Global employees, as well as natural extension of the company’s existing Midwest and North American footprints.

KCADC was proud to partner with the following organizations in attracting Horizon Global to the KC region:

State of Kansas
Kansas Department of Commerce
City of Edgerton
NorthPoint Development
Johnson County Community College
IMKO Workforce Solutions
QPS Employment Group
Focus Workforces
KC SmartPort

About Horizon Global
Horizon Global is the #1 designer, manufacturer and distributor of a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia and Europe. The Company serves OEMs, retailers, dealer networks and the end consumer as the category leader in the automotive, leisure and agricultural market segments. Horizon provides its customers with outstanding products and services that reflect the Company's commitment to market leadership, innovation and operational excellence. The Company’s mission is to utilize forward-thinking technology to develop and deliver best-in-class products for our customers, engage with our employees and realize value creation for our shareholders. Horizon Global is home to some of the world’s most recognized brands in the towing and trailering industry, including: BULLDOG, Draw-Tite, Fulton, Hayman Reese, Reese, ROLA, Tekonsha, and Westfalia. Horizon Global has approximately 4200 employees in 64 facilities across 20 countries.

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