The Kansas City area's largest industrial building ever completed on a speculative basis, meaning before tenants are signed, has a tenant.
The move is part of the company's plan to consolidate and centralize its operations from two existing distribution facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Mira Loma, Calif.
Atlanta-based Spectrum Brands HHI, which owns a number of brands including Stanley, Kwikset and Pfister, will begin transitioning operations from California and North Carolina immediately. The company plans to start receiving inventory in Edgerton in March and will start shipping from the new LPKC distribution center in April. When complete, Spectrum Brands will have approximately 315 jobs in Kansas.
The economic impact isn't just the direct jobs, it's also improves KC's freight and logistics industries overall. The move also implies 'operations', not just warehousing.
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