Spectrum Brands Hardware and Home Improvement will consolidate two outstate distribution facilities into a single facility in Edgerton, bringing 315 jobs to Kansas.
The Kansas Commerce Department announced that Spectrum Brands, a publicly traded hardware and home improvement company based in Wisconsin, plans to centralize its existing distribution facilities in Charlotte, N.C., and Mira Loma, Calif., into a 927,112-square-foot distribution building at Logistics Park Kansas City in the south Johnson County city of Edgerton.
Spectrum will occupy a building called Inland Port XXXIII within the broader Logistics Park, a massive industrial development in south Johnson County. The distribution center leased by Spectrum was built in 2016 on a speculative basis.
“Its central location, access to a strong and available workforce with on-site recruitment and training assistance continues to illustrate why companies like Spectrum Brands HHI choose to locate in LPKC,” Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts said in a news release. “Easier and efficient access to the supply chain and the well-known Midwestern work ethic that our community embodies was also a deciding factor. We look forward to welcoming Spectrum Brands HHI as part of the Edgerton community and building partnerships together.”
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Spectrum is expected to start shipping from its new Edgerton location in April.