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Kenco Logistics Services, LLC Selects the Kansas City Region for New Warehouse & Distribution Operation

by Lexi Ryan | Nov 16, 2020
Third-Party Logistics Company will Locate in Liberty Logistics Park

November 16, 2020 – Kenco Logistics Services, LLC., announced today a new 295,600-sq.-ft. warehouse and distribution operation at Liberty Logistics Park in Liberty, Missouri. 

Liberty, Missouri is a center for logistics excellence, and was named among the Top 10 U.S. Central Warehouse Sites due to its operating cost comparisons. With the global pandemic, companies are looking to KC for lower-cost, more favorable tax regimes for their supply chain facilities.

“We are excited that Kenco Logistics, one of the top 10 logistics companies in the world, selected the Liberty Logistics Park and our community for their new facility,” said Lyndell Brenton, mayor of the City of Liberty. “Their decision to locate here reinforces Liberty’s place as a growing logistics and distribution hub in the Midwest. While Liberty Logistics Park is still under construction, we believe our community values, location and "can do” attitude are the differentiators that attract new businesses, like Kenco Logistics, to Liberty.”

The KC region is supply-chain centered, and in the past five years has successfully attracted eCommerce and distribution companies pledging to create more than 10,200 jobs, invest $1.8 billion and occupy 16.7 million square feet.

“The KC region’s central location and access to a skilled workforce are key drivers of a successful eCommerce strategy,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO of the Kansas City Area Development Council. “The KC SmartPort team and our partners in Liberty continue to elevate our region’s competitive advantages to position KC as a leading logistics hub.”  

The Kansas City Area Development Council was proud to work with a number of regional partners in attracting Kenco Logistics Services, LLC, to the Kansas City region, including the State of Missouri, Missouri Partnership, City of Liberty, Missouri, Liberty Economic Development Corporation, CBRE - Joe Orscheln, Evergy, Spire Energy and KC SmartPort.

“It is fantastic to see and support the growth in the logistics and distribution industry in Liberty and the entire KC region,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “The status of Missouri as North America’s Logistics Center is already well known, and more and more companies, such as Kenco, are taking advantage of one of the best river, road, air and rail infrastructure systems in the nation. When it comes to logistics and distribution, Missouri is a global leader.”

Kenco Logistics Services, LLC
Kenco is the largest woman-owned third-party logistics (3PL) company in the United States. The company provides integrated logistics solutions including distribution and eCommerce fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management services, material handling equipment services, engineering and innovation consulting, and information technology. For more information, visit kencogroup.com.

About KC SmartPort
KC SmartPort is the authority on logistics opportunities in the 18-county, two-state Kansas City region. A nonprofit economic development organization, KC SmartPort promotes and enhances the Kansas City region’s status as a leading North American logistics hub. KC SmartPort is affiliated with the Kansas City Area Development Council, the regional economic development organization for the 18-county Kansas City metro.

 

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