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Hunt Midwest to build 1.5-million-square-foot support center for Ace Hardware in Kansas City market
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Hunt Midwest will construct a 1.5-million-square-foot build-to-suit facility for Ace Hardware Corporation at the Kansas City-based real estate company’s new 3,300-acre megasite, KCI 29 Logistics Park in the Kansas City, Missouri, market.

The new Ace retail support center will be the first building at KCI 29 Logistics Park, the largest contiguous and shovel-ready industrial site in Missouri. The park is adjacent to the new $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal.

At 1.5 million square feet, the facility will be the largest distribution center in Kansas City by building footprint and is almost twice the size of Ace’s average retail support center. The project is expected to create 350 new jobs and is scheduled to be fully operational in 2025.

The new Kansas City ACE retail support center will be equipped with state-of-the art technology, automation, and warehouse management systems. The cross-dock facility will include 286 dock doors, four drive-in doors, 40-foot clear height, 383 tractor trailer stalls, and about 400 vehicle parking spaces. The massive roof also will sport the Ace Hardware logo, visible to the almost 12 million passengers flying into and out of KCI Airport every year.