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Long before the first turn of dirt, Emery Sapp & Sons (ESS) worked with local economic development leaders and owner representatives to select the 100-acre site in Desoto, Kansas for this client’s second EV battery giga-factory. A global juggernaut in the technology and manufacturing sectors, this client was aggressively seeking a competitive edge and needed to get their product manufactured at record speeds.

With a best-value proposal submitted August 24 of 2022, ESS was awarded the early release grading and storm draining package and contracted directly with the owner. Laser-focused on speed-to-market delivery, the ESS team mobilized on site by September 28. ESS began work at break-neck speeds. Drawing from our regional equipment fleet and deep bench of talented operators, ESS ran grading operations 24 hours a day, running double shifts or 120 hours per week. At peak production, ESS had more than 100 operators on site per day. This level of production is rare, but Project Kansas commanded this volume of resources. It was the only approach that would achieve the aggressive milestone schedule. ESS was up for the challenge.

To stay on schedule, many operations were performed simultaneously on the site. This included earth movement, rock blasting, rock crushing, large-scale rock movement and rock placement, and geogrid installation.

With significant progress of the grading and storm drainage package completed, ESS was awarded the underground utilities package on Project Kansas in May 2023 from the construction manager, Industrial Project Innovation (IPI). Encouraged by the collaborative partnership with the client and IPI, ESS will continue full steam ahead on Project Kansas.

Construction is anticipated to be complete by April 2024. When complete, ESS crews and trusted trade partners will have moved 6,300,000 cubic yards of earth and installed 46,290 linear feet of underground utilities. Those are massive power stats!

Project Kansas is a landmark project in the Midwest region representing $4 billion in capital investment and the creation of more than 4,000 jobs. ESS is honored to help construct a project that will impact the economic development of the Kansas City region for decades to come.

Grading & Excavation
6,3000,000 CY
Underground Utilities
46,290 LF
Sanitary Sewer
8,150 LF
Storm Water
12,140 LF
Water Line
26,000 LF

StatusEstado: In Progress
Last Updated onUltima actualización en October 30, 2023