Entries by Eric Ford

Kansas City Will Benefit From the Shift to E-commerce

Kansas City Will Benefit From the Shift to E-commerce Dick Ringer – Assistant General Manager, Hunt Midwest With its central U.S. location, great labor force and affordable lease rates, Kansas City offers an exciting value proposition for e-commerce companies, and the time is right for deal-making in the industrial market. Online sales currently comprise about 7 percent […]

Hunt Midwest announces 126-acre industrial park expansion

Hunt Midwest announces 126-acre industrial park expansion Rob Roberts – Kansas City Business Journal Responding to growing demand in the automotive supply, e-commerce and data center markets, Hunt Midwest has completed a 126-acre surface business park expansion. The Hunt Midwest Business Center now can accommodate as much as 2 million square feet of new Class A […]

Why Ford suppliers are going underground (literally)

In the shadow of a Ford plant, auto suppliers toil 100 feet down in a former Kansas City limestone mine. By Jim Motavalli, May 1, 2015 I’ve been to a lot of unusual places in my long career as a journalist, but SubTropolis in Kansas City takes the cake. It’s the world’s largest underground storage facility, […]

Doing business 100 feet underground

Here’s a novel way to slash your business expenses in half: Relocate 100 feet underground. In the Midwest, many businesses have done just that. By Parija Kavilanz, May 1, 2015 In states like Missouri, Kentucky and Pennsylvania, there’s a growing number of firms doing business in subterranean spaces that were once mines. Starting in the […]