VanTrust Sets Groundbreaking at New Century Commerce Center

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A long-anticipated, 9.5 million-square-foot industrial space in one of the Kansas City area’s largest multitenant parks is expected to turn dirt in the spring. Master developer VanTrust Real Estate LLC will break ground on the first of four phases on the southwest corner of 159th Street and Highway 56. The estimated $71-million project will be 2.5 million square feet on … Read More

Gardner aims to turn itself into the gem of Southwest Johnson County for future residents and businesses.

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The city’s former and current mayor are working together to double Gardner’s size to the east and south on 5,000 recently annexed acres now open for development. City Administrator Jim Pruetting said that about 1,500 to 2,000 rooftops are on the horizon, with a new 300-home subdivision expected to break ground in the spring and more than 1,200 apartments under construction or … Read More

New Century AirCenter Becomes a BNSF Certified Site

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The 667-acre rail-served property at New Century is the first BNSF certified site in the Kansas City region and only the second in the state. BNSF’s industrial site certification program supports the railroad’s larger initiative of developing business parks and/or rail-served sites along its network. The program identifies optimal rail-served sites and conducts in-depth reviews of 10 economic development criteria to determine if … Read More

VanTrust Named Master Developer of New Century Expansion New Public/Private Partnership Bolsters First Multimodal Hub in Southern Johnson County

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New Century Business Park is expanding with the development of more than 845 acres on the north and east sides of the airport. The Airport Commission (JCAC) recently recommended approval of a Master Development Agreement that named VanTrust Real Estate as the Master Developer, with the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) subsequently approving that recommendation on October 8, … Read More

QuikTrip Announces New Travel Center in Gardner

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QuikTrip Corporation has announced plans to build a new travel center at the southwest corner of South Gardner Road and West 188th Street. This will be QT’s second location in Gardner, but first travel center in the area. “The location is a perfect fit for the expansion of our Travel Center Network,” said Jeremy Crosby, Real Estate Manager for QuikTrip. … Read More

Business Retention Visit: Upfield

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27080 West 159th Street • New Century, KS As a global company, Upfield is the #1 producer of plant-based spreads with more than 60 brands, including iconic brands FLORA, RAMA, BLUE BAND, PROACTIV, BECEL and COUNTRY CROCK. Headquartered in Amsterdam, Upfield sells its products in over 95 countries and have 17 manufacturing sites throughout the world, including one here in … Read More

Business Retention Visit: Vestcom

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301 Gardner Drive • New Century, KS Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Little Rock, Arkansas, Vestcom is the leading provider of technology-enabled shelf-edge solutions for the retail industry. The nation’s most successful retailers such as Target, Walgreens and Albertsons rely on their shelf-edge solutions to connect with shoppers, build loyalty and increase basket size. In addition, Vestcom helps reduce costs by helping … Read More

Business Retention Visit: Steel and Pipe Supply

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401 New Century Parkway • New Century, KS Headquartered in Manhattan, KS, with a Service Center in New Century, Steel and Pipe Supply is a privately-held carbon steel distributor with extensive value-added coil processing and logistic capabilities. They are a leader in flat-rolled steel processing and are invested in computer-controlled equipment. Steel and Pipe Supply has continued to invest in … Read More

Business Retention Visit: Russell-Hampton Company

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110 W. Leawood Drive, New Century, KS Founded in 1920, the Russell-Hampton Company is a 4th generation promotional product marketing agency with expertise in brand recognition, graphic design, distribution/fulfillment and product sourcing. Russell-Hampton partners with a diverse range of businesses from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, helping them manage and promote their brands. From the very beginning, they have been ... Read More