News and Events
Spectrum Brand Opens New Distribution Facility in Edgerton
Kansas Department of Commerce announced on February 3, 2016, that Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement division plans to centralize its operations from two existing distributions facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Mira Loma, Calif., into a single 927,112 sq. ft. distribution center within LPKC. Construction of the building Spectrum will occupy at LPKC began in March 2016. It is Kansas City's largest-ever to be constructed on a speculative basis.
Spectrum Brands will begin transitioning operations immediately. The company plans to start receiving inventory in Edgerton in March and will start shipping from the new facility in April. When complete, Spectrum Brands will have approximately 315 jobs in the State of Kansas. Click here to download a copy of the February press release.
Triumph Group Relocating to Edgerton
On July 25, 2016, Triumph Group, Inc. announced that it is relocting later this year from Grandview, MO., to a new 156,000-sq.ft. purpose-built facility at LPKC in Edgerton to accommodate the company's growth. Reloction to this new facility is expected to begin in September and be completed by late June 2017. Triumph excels at machining and assembly of aircraft components made from aluminum and hard metal and currently employs approximately 180 people. Click here to download a copy of the July press release.
Amazon to Open Fulfillment Center at LPKC
On March 24, 2016, Amazon. com, Inc. announced plans to open a state-of-the-art fulfillment center within LPKC. This facility will create approximately 1000 full-time hourly positions, plus several more managerial and support roles. Employees the the 800,000-plus sq. ft. fulfillmant center will pick, pack and ship large items to customers such as big-screen televisions or kayaks. Full-time employees at Amazon receive competitive hourly wages and a comprehensive benefits package, including healthcare, 401(k) and company stock awards starting on day one, as well as generous leave benefits. Click here to download a copy of the March press release.
Annual Pet Registration Fees Have Changed
On February 18, 2016, Edgerton City Council approved several updates to the animal ordinances. One of those updates included new prices and structure for annual pet registrations. The new prices are listed below. All animals must be properly registered by March 31, 2016.
Neutered/spayed dog or cat: $5
Unneutered/non-spayed dog or cat: $25
Seniors (age 60 and over) with neutered/spayed dog or cat: no charge
Mayor Donald Roberts Delivers 2015 State of the City Address
On February 18, 2016, Mayor Roberts delivered the 2015 State of the City address "Looking Back. Moving Forward." Mayor Roberts highlighted a few accomplishments from 2015 including the opening of the Learning & Career Center at LPKC connecting residents with career opportunities and the increased participation and services provided in parks and recreation. Mayor Roberts focused much of his address on the bright future for Edgerton coming in 2016. The City plans signficant investment in continuing the five-year street maintenance program and the installation of new sidewalks constructed along West 8th Street to provide children a safe route to school. The City is also investing in cleaner water for the Hillsdale region with the conversion of the sanitary sewer plant to a lift station connected to Big Bull Creek facility and new automated water meters with advanced leak detection. Finally, the City will open the newly renovated Manor Park in Spring 2016 and begin the master planning process for all Edgerton parks. For more information, click here to download the State of the City publication.
Waverly Road Project Causes Temporary Closures and Detours
Motorists around Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC) will experience temporary road closures and detours beginning Wednesday, October 7, in order to complete the construction of Waverly Road. Several closure dates overlap, but motorists will have continued access from 183rd Street to 191st Street. A flagger will be in place to keep traffic open and motorists safe when Waverly Road is down to one lane for construction during the third phase of this project. The roads affected by the closures and detours include:
- 187th Street (Waverly Road west to Kill Creek Road) is being constructed now. This new road will serve as a detour for Waverly Road traffic during construction beginning approximately Wednesday, October 7th.
- Montrose Road (south of 183rd Street) and 185th Street (east of Waverly Rd) are being constructed. Montrose Road/185th Street will serve as a detour route for 183rd Street traffic starting approximately Wednesday, October 28th.
- Waverly Road will be closed south of 183rd Street to Intermodal Parkway. The bridge work will continue during this closure.
- During phase three, the south end of Waverly Road from Intermodal Parkway to 187th Street will also be under construction. Waverly Road will be reduced to one lane, and traffic will be flagged for safety.
- In the final phase of construction, the newly paved south Waverly Road from the Intermodal Parkway to 191st Street will be open. 183rd Street at Waverly Road will be closed permanently with new route established along Montrose Road/185th Street.
to view a map of the road closures.
Partnership Forms Logistics Training Center at LPKC
To meet the training needs of current companies and to fulfill the employment needs of future companies lacated at Logistics Park Kansas City, several public and private partners have joined forces to create the Logistics Training Center at LPKC. The partners include NorthPoint Development, Johnson County Community College, the City of Edgerton, Workforce Partnership, BNSF Railway and the Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation.
The 5,000 square foot center is planned to house a conference room, training areas, a forklift operations training lab, and offices for JCCC and Workforce Partnership. The facility is scheduled to be complete in late 2015. Click here to download a copy of the February press release.
New Dining Program for Edgerton Seniors
Beginning January 6, 2014, a hot, healthy lunch will be available Monday - Friday between 11 a.m. - Noon for seniors age 60+. This program is offered through the Johnson County Human Services Department. Meal orders are placed by calling the Gardner Senior Center at 913.856.3471 before 11 a.m. the day before you want the lunch; then stop by City Hall the next day to pick up your lunch. The suggested donation is $3 per meal; however, no one will be denied service due to their inability to pay. To register for the program, call 913.715.8886.