New 167,00-square-foot automotive distribution center underway in Kansas City Metro after a $19 million investment
The Kansas City Area Development Council has announced that US Motor Works is investing in a new, 167,000-square-foot fulfilment center. US Motor Works, a manufacturer and distributor of after-market automotive parts, has invested $19.2 million in the center.
Governor Mike Parson commented on the announcement: “We’re excited to welcome US Motor Works to Missouri as it continues to grow its family-owned business across North America. The strategic choice of Missouri underscores the significance of our state’s central location, well-trained workforce, and business-friendly environment. Missouri is a premier logistics hub, appealing to companies searching for an optimal place to expand their business.”
The facility will be located at the Heartland Meadows Industrial Park in Liberty, Missouri. It will allow US Motor Works to centralize distribution, expand capabilities, and shorten delivery times. The region is a leading North American logistics hub and key location for distribution. Specifically, it boasts abundant access to rail, air, water, and road transportation.
Gil Benjamin, President and CEO of US Motor Works, said: “Being centrally located in the US means we will be three days away from 90 percent of the country by truck. The new fulfilment center will not only allow us to serve our customers better, but it will also allow our products and brands to continue growing without space limitations.”
The company currently operates in six North American facilities, four in California, one in Georgia, and another in Mexico. The new site, which will be the first in the Midwest, is projected to operate at full capacity by 2024.