Hunt Midwest recently announced plans to build-out an additional 700,000 sq. ft. of Class-A space in SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex located near Kansas City, Missouri. This expansion provides an excellent solution for warehousing and distribution operations struggling to meet the current supply chain and speed-to-market demands created by today’s online shoppers.
The Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is a 55 million sq. ft. manmade limestone cave that has been renovated into an underground business complex offering a safe and secure location for companies to grow. SubTropolis currently houses more than 6 million sq. ft. of space for businesses, with room for up to 8 million more sq. ft. of storage available for expansion. It is the largest underground storage facility in the Midwest.
“The naturally climate-controlled environment in SubTropolis provides a low-cost solution for distribution space in the heart of the logistics corridor,” said Mike Bell, Hunt Midwest Senior Vice President. “Building a business complex into limestone cliffs isn’t something that’s done every day. But Hunt Midwest has been able to successfully leverage one of Kansas City’s natural resources to create a unique environment that benefits many business models.”
Companies within SubTropolis include Adrian Steel, Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Ground Effects, Midway Ford, Auto Truck Group, AER Manufacturing, Caseco, Grupo Antolin, Leggett & Platt CVP, XPO Logistics and Clore Automotive.