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The Opus Group, a long-time development partner, called upon Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) to serve as the infrastructure contractor for the Liberty Heartland Logistics Center — a multi-phase industrial development in Liberty, Missouri. Just 20 minutes northeast of downtown Kansas City, the Liberty Heartland Logistics Center is a premier industrial development that provides its tenants critical access to vital north-south and east-west transportation corridors, including Interstate 35 and U.S. Highway 69.

With speed-to-market delivery top of mind, ESS mobilized crews quickly and began clearing the site for the first phase of development in October 2021. Early on during this phase, the ESS team encountered a large volume of rock that required blasting. Additionally, the pandemic created material shortages that threatened on-time installation of the storm and drainage structures. To meet the milestone schedules, ESS worked with its local supplier partners to limit distributions. Operational leaders also garnered additional talent from across the region. Bringing in additional workforce allowed the team to tackle the rock material head-on while mass grading operations continued in tandem.

ESS welcomes the challenge of aggressive schedules and comes prepared to deliver big results — even under challenging circumstances. This project is still under construction. However, ESS’ talented team members have already moved more than 1.6 million cubic yards of dirt, and installed more than 39,000 linear feet of water, sewer, and sanitary utilities. Thus far, ESS has self-performed 75% of the work on site.

When both phases of construction are complete, the 160-acre site will be the home to a 847,475-square-foot distribution center for Hallmark Cards and will add 812,000 square feet of speculative space to Kansas City’s robust industrial real estate market.

ESS is proud to leave our mark on this project, and can’t wait to see this industrial development come to life.

Grading & Excavation
1,630,370 CY
Underground Utilities
39,140 LF
Sanitary Sewer
3,575 LF
Storm Water
17,970 LF
Water Line
17,595 LF

StatusEstado: In Progress
Last Updated onUltima actualización en August 7, 2023