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US Motor Works to Open 167,000-Sq.-Ft. Fulfillment Center in the KC Region

by Laura Patriquin | Aug 25, 2023

LIBERTY, Mo.August 25, 2023 – The Kansas City Area Development Council announced today that US Motor Works, a manufacturer and distributor of after-market automotive parts, is investing $19.2 million in a new, 167,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Liberty, Missouri.

“Being centrally located in the U.S. and specifically in the Kansas City area, our new facility will be three days away from 90% of the country by truck,” said Gil Benjamin, president and CEO of US Motor Works. “This new fulfillment center will not only allow us to serve our customers better, but it will also allow our products and brands to continue growing without space limitations.”

"We’re excited to welcome US Motor Works to Missouri as it continues to grow its family-owned business across North America,” said Governor Mike Parson. “The strategic choice of Missouri underscores the significance of our state’s central location, well-trained workforce, and business-friendly environment, which collectively positions us as a premier logistics hub. Missouri continues to be appealing for companies searching for an optimal place to expand their business.”

The facility, which will be located at the Heartland Meadows Industrial Park, will allow US Motor Works to centralize distribution, expand capabilities and shorten delivery times. The company currently operates in six North American facilities, with headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, California. 

“The Liberty City Council has committed to a welcoming and vibrant economic development environment, with the goal of bringing corporate investment and jobs to our city,” said Greg Canuteson, Mayor of the City of Liberty. “As we welcome US Motor Works to Liberty, we are proud of the business culture that we have created over the past decade that has brought great job opportunities for the Liberty and KC metro areas. Heartland Meadows is a fixture in our community and we look forward to welcoming another industry-leading tenant to the industrial park that is nearing capacity.”

“Missouri continues to be a top location for businesses that need to get their products to consumers quickly,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “US Motor Works is a global automotive manufacturer with a large network of customers, and having this facility here in Missouri will help them maintain their high standards of excellent customer service. Logistics and automotive manufacturing are two of the state’s largest industries, and we are excited to welcome US Motor Works to Missouri.”

A leading U.S. logistics hub, the Kansas City region offers a central location, skilled workforce and robust industrial market. Ranked among the top automotive industry locations in the country and supported by an abundant infrastructure and transportation network, the area serves as a key location for companies looking to optimize their supply chain operations.

“The KC region continues to attract major industrial investment, with companies like US Motor Works choosing the area as they strive to serve their customers better and faster than ever before,” said Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort. “With more than 70 million square feet of industrial development in the last ten years and more than 190,000 skilled workers, KC has established itself as a leading center for distribution operations within North America.”

The facility is projected to operate at full capacity in January 2024.

About US Motor Works
Family-owned and operated since 1995, US Motor Works is a company on the move in the automotive marketplace, with six locations in North America and over 300 employees. US Motor Works has been expanding operations rapidly over the past five years. The company services OES, traditional automotive, heavy duty automotive and the performance aftermarket with five brands, USMW Professional Series, USWM Heavy Duty, OSC Automotive, Derale Performance and Pacer Performance. Products include water pumps, fan clutches, fuel pumps, radiators, condensers, heater cores, HD charge air coolers, cab roof lights, rubber flares and a full line of performance cooling products.

About the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC)
Serving the 18-county, two-state Kansas City area, the Kansas City Area Development Council is an economic development nonprofit that promotes the region’s business and lifestyle assets to companies and talent around the world. Working closely with its two states, and 50-plus county and community partners, the region has attracted more than 64,000 new jobs over its 45-year history. KCADC also leads the efforts behind the KC Animal Health Corridor, KC SmartPort, TeamKC, KC Global Design and KC Heartland.

About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, Kansas City is a vibrant metro in the heart of the U.S., known as the “KC Heartland.” The KC region is a center for leading industries including technology, logistics, animal health and entrepreneurship, and is home to a renowned arts community.

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