Amazon Fulfillment Center

Kansas City, KS
Amazon Fulfillment Center

The Turner Commerce Center was under construction for NorthPoint; a local real-estate developer that focuses on industrial, multifamily housing and senior living projects throughout the Midwest. Shortly after work began, NorthPoint sold the property to the largest internet based retailer on the planet, Amazon. Taking on a new client and project name, the Amazon Fulfillment Center serves as a key facility in the e-commerce giant’s Midwest regional supply chain. The Amazon Fulfillment Center is a $300 million, 2.3 million square foot distribution center, located on a 133-acre site at I-70 and Turner Diagonal in Kansas City, KS. As the project’s construction manager, Clayco, Inc. partnered with Emery Sapp & Sons to provide a civil speed-to-market solution for Amazon. The Emery Sapp & Sons team was challenged by engineering modifications, inclement weather conditions, and rigorous schedule and production level requirements. ESS developed an unparalleled combination of resources, technology, and production innovations to overcome such challenges.

Owner USAA Real Estate Company

General Contractor Clayco, Inc.

Developer Seefried Development Management, Inc.

ESS Role Subcontractor

Project Duration 15 months

Self-Performed 85%

Awards ABC Heart of America Excellence in Construction

Scope of Work

After the original contract was signed, Amazon requested additional paving sections to accommodate their logistics and trucking needs. Additionally, after the original contract was in place, the engineer modified the design of the retaining walls. ESS’ contract was modified to reflect the changes in scope requested by both the tenant and the engineer. Within a span of 15 months, ESS mobilized a full-stack fleet of equipment and on-site batch plant, moved nearly 1.2 million cubic yards of earth and paved more than 96,000 square yards of concrete pavement.

Excavation & Grading 1,165,788 CY

Concrete 96,864 SY

Sidewalk 43,344 SF

Curb & Gutter 26,987 SF

Storm Sewer 19,976 LF