New Businesses & Expansions

The projects below represent just some of the expansion and location projects that happened in Platte County in recent years. The Platte County EDC continuously works with its economic development partners at the state and local levels on business attraction and expansion projects.

2016:

  • CVS Pharmacy announced it will start construction on a new 762,000 SF distribution center in at Skyport Industrial Park, Kansas City, Platte County. The company’s expansion is expected to create more than 360 new jobs in the region. Read more.
  • MULTIVAC, a global leader in packaging solutions for food, medical, consumer and industrial products, underwent a $6.9 million expansion of its US headquarters in Platte County, where it expects to create up to 50 new jobs over the next few years. Read more.
  • Kansas City Sausage, located in the KCI Corridor in Kansas City, Platte County, expanded an additional 18,000 SF and has grown to 175 employees (200 during peak periods). The company plans to add another 15,000 SF in 2018 for an additional production line.
  • Roll-On Industries in Parkville, Platte County added 60 new jobs in 2016. Read more.
  • Gridliance moved into a 12,000 SF office in the KCI Corridor in Platte County, creating 20 new skilled jobs including operations, engineering, business development, and administrative positions.
  • USA800 opened a new call center in Kansas City, Platte County in 2016 and with it created 200 new jobs. The 150-workstation, 14,000 SF facility is the fourth location for the Raytown-based USA 800.
  • Woodbridge Sequencing announced it was laying off 200 workers in August 2015, and the business closed down completely in mid-2016. The work and some employees were picked up by other auto supply companies in Platte County.

2015:

  • Smithfield Foods Inc signed a new 10-year lease for its regional headquarters to remain in Platte County. Smithfield, with 325 employees continues to operate in the KCI Corridor. Read more.
  • TriWest Healthcare Services opened a new location in the KCI Corridor of Platte County in June 2015. The new office took up 64,000 SF of space and created 500 new jobs in the region. Read more.
  • The Kansas City North Patrol started construction of its new police station in Platte County in July 2015. The new station is expected to be completed in spring 2017. Read more.
  • Premium Waters added an additional 105,000 SF onto its previous 165,000 SF facility in Riverside, Missouri. Premium Waters’ employees numbers sit at 120, up from 85 when it first opened in 2012
  • Seattle Fish relocated its headquarters into a brand new 29,300 SF facility in Horizons Business Park in Riverside, Platte County.
  • In June 2015, syncreon moved into a 220,000 SF building in the KCI Corridor. The facility functions as an inbound logistics center, doing sub-assembly and sequencing work for Harley-Davidson. The facility has 180 current employees, with plans to double that figure.
  • US Farathane LLC announced its newest manufacturing operation in Riverside, Missouri. The company will hire 267 over the next three years, and will invest $51.6 million. Read more.
  • Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems announced plans to build a $45 million manufacturing facility in Riverside Horizons. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors currently has 1000 employees. Read more.
  • In mid-2015, Challenge Manufacturing moved into the 351,520 SF Logistics Centre II building at the KCI Intermodal BusinessCentre. Challenge Manufacturing began full production in November 2015; by May 2016 the company expects its employee number to rise from its current 70 to 340. Read more.
  • National Beef Packing Company announced it would expand its corporate headquarters in Kansas City, Platte County. National Beef increased its leased floor space by more than 50%, from 27,000 to 42,000 SF and 25 new positions were added, increasing employee numbers to 177. Read more.
  • Dairy Farmers of America (DFA) announced it would move its global headquarters to Kansas in 2017. The company will relocate its 325 employees from space it leased in Kansas City, Platte County since its formation in 1998. Read more.

2014:

  • Aviation Technical Services created over 500 new jobs as it announced the company plans to open a new 607,000 SF facility at the KCI Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Base at Kansas City International Airport, creating more than 500 new jobs over the next three to five years with potential for 1,000 employees over time. The company will invest upwards of $7 million. Read more.
  • Martinrea International, Inc. selected Riverside, Mo., as the location for a new full-service facility to supply the GM assembly plant in Fairfax, Kan. The company invested multi-millions in the 275,560 SF facility, and created 360 new jobs. Read more.
  • Bunzl Distribution expanded its 106,000 SF distribution center in the KCI Corridor to a new 157,000 SF distribution facility at the SkyPort Industrial Park. The company currently employs 64 and plans to add an additional 6 jobs.
  • Johnson Controls, Inc expanded its employee numbers from 240 to 600 in its 180,000 SF facility in Riverside Horizons.
  • Lifetouch Publishing closed its Kansas City, Platte County location in December 2014.