EDGERTON — Phase II of Logistics Park Kansas City has its first tenant, an Elevate Edgerton official said.
Kubota Tractor Corporation purchased a 200-acre tract of land, making the company the first major tenant for the industrial park in Edgerton. Gov. Jeff Colyer met Thursday with company officials to tour the site where it will construct two modern, one-million-square-foot logistics facilities for its new North American Distribution Center.
The additional facilities are expected to create new jobs for residents in the region, project officials said.
“Kubota’s continued investments in Edgerton makes it one of our state’s greatest business success stories,” Gov. Colyer said. “[Thursday’s] announcement is a testament to the company’s commitment to continue strengthening the state’s manufacturing and logistics base and creating future job growth. Kubota already employs 150 in Edgerton and this expansion will add more jobs to the area in the future, including expanding their 1,500-employee Great Plains operations in Salina. We thank Kubota for believing in the potential of our state and investing in the future of our residents.”
Kubota has been leasing space in the park since 2015. The current 765,000-square-foot leased facility will remain in operation in Logistics Park Kansas City until the new facilities are complete, officials said.
Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, said the expansion will help it meet customer demand.