Kenco Logistics Services, based in Chattanooga, Tenn., will be the first tenant for the massive Liberty Logistics Center near I-35 and South Liberty Parkway.
Kenco will use nearly 300,000 of the $70-million, 710,200-square-foot Liberty Logistics Center being finalized in Liberty’s southwest corner near the Ford Plant.
Locally based Lane4 Property Group is developing the 62.4-acre industrial park and made the recent announcement. The building will be complete this year.
Liberty Mayor Lyndell Brenton said in a recent release that the new Kenco Logistics' operation reinforces the city's status as a growing Midwestern logistics and distribution hub.
"While Liberty Logistics Park is still under construction, we believe our community values, location and 'can do' attitude are the differentiators that attract new businesses, like Kenco Logistics, to Liberty," Brenton said.
The Liberty Logistics Center plans also include two much smaller industrial buildings 80,000 and 132,500 square feet.
Kenco is the largest woman-owned, third-party logistics (3PL) company in the nation. It provides integrated logistics solutions, including distribution and eCommerce fulfillment, comprehensive transportation management services, material handling equipment services, engineering and innovation consulting, as well as information technology.
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