Entries by Eric Ford

Incentives, industrial leasing strategy start paying off for Hunt Midwest

Incentives, industrial leasing strategy start paying off for Hunt Midwest Rob Roberts – Kansas City Business Journal Hunt Midwest officials are crediting incentives and a focus on smaller industrial tenants for strong leasing activity at the company’s Logistics I and II buildings in the Hunt Midwest Business Center, a 2,500-acre development at Interstate 435 and […]

Estates Gazette: Underground, Overground

Stacey Meadwell – National and supplements editor, Estates Gazette E-commerce, technology, shortage of land, urban logistics, autonomous vehicles, staff shortages, power… these and many other factors are increasingly influencing distribution warehouse design. But what will warehouse space look like in the future? Large warehouses have already seen the introduction of mezzanines and there are more […]

Going underground: Kansas City’s caves provide high-quality home to Ceva and Virbac

Going underground: Kansas City’s caves provide high-quality home to Ceva and Virbac Joseph Harvey – Animal Pharm With two leading animal health companies taking their warehousing and distribution facilities underground, Animal Pharm editor Joseph Harvey visited SubTropolis in Kansas City to see how caves offer the quality and safety the firms need. The word ‘cave’ is […]

Another firm wheels into Hunt Midwest’s Automotive Alley

Another firm wheels into Hunt Midwest’s Automotive Alley Rob Roberts – Kansas City Business Journal Hunt Midwest has landed its 14th auto industry-related tenant at Automotive Alley, a combination of above- and below-ground real estate near the junction of Missouri Highway 210 and Interstate 435 in Kansas City. Dejana Truck & Utility Equipment, a New York-based […]

SubTropolis emerges as leading logistics location for animal health industry

SubTropolis emerges as leading logistics location for animal health industry Krista Klaus – MetroWire Media Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is carving out a niche in the animal health logistics space, growing its veterinary industry footprint to 250,000 square feet. Over the past 12 months, three animal health companies – French veterinary pharmaceutical company Virbac, Ceva Animal Health, and IodiTech – have announced new […]

Virbac Selects SubTropolis for North American Distribution Center

Virbac Corporation Selects KC Animal Health Corridor for North American Distribution Center Company consolidating distribution operations in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis for central location, flexibility Ashlie Hand – Kansas City Area Development Council Company consolidating distribution operations in Hunt Midwest SubTropolis for central location, flexibility Virbac Corporation, one of the largest independent veterinary pharmaceutical companies in the […]

E-commerce, auto companies drive wave of spec projects

Industrial Boom Sweeps Across KC E-commerce, auto companies drive wave of spec projects. Christina Cannon and Matt Valley – Heartland Real Estate Business When it comes to the Kansas City industrial market, some developers have a build-it-and-they-willcome mentality. Kansas City’s central location is attracting a number of e-commerce companies and strengthening the heavy automotive industry presence […]

SubTropolis Logistics Cluster helps 3PLs grow and expand

SubTropolis “Logistics Cluster” helps 3PLs grow and expand When it comes to e-commerce, SubTropolis knows how to deliver Ryan Tompkins – Manager of Sales & Leasing Global e-commerce sales are expected to exceed $2 trillion in 2017, and the rapid transformation of retailers into e-tailers is creating fresh demand for logistic parks that provide a range […]

TODAY – Go inside SubTropolis

Go inside ‘SubTropolis,’ the underground city housing Hollywood treasures, ‘cool’ companies NBC Sunday TODAY Show – October 16, 2016 Under a hill in Kansas City lies a massive man-made facility where businesses have taken up shop. Reporting for Sunday TODAY, NBC’s Harry Smith explores the 6 million square foot industrial park holding Hollywood treasures, cloud […]

The Animal Health Corridor is going underground.

The Animal Health Corridor is going underground. Ryan Tompkins – Manager of Sales & Leasing When choosing a location for warehouse, distribution and R & D facilities, animal health companies would be wise to check out SubTropolis, The World’s Largest Underground Business Complex™. SubTropolis is located in the heart of Kansas City, which is a centerpiece […]