City of Kingman Economic Development Update
–Company Expansion at Industrial Park-
KINGMAN, Ariz. – Shelves West, LLC. an American plastics company has leased 100,000 sq. ft. of space in the Kingman Logistics Center at the Kingman Airport and Industrial Park.
“We have been investing in new equipment and expanding our plastic injection molding production, which created a need for additional space for inventory and distribution,” according to Robert Bridewell, Plant Manager. “The leased area is convenient to our facility and provides an immediate solution for our growth along with meeting our projected needs for the future.”
With this expansion, Shelves West, LLC anticipates investing an additional $10.5 million and hiring an additional 20 employees at its Kingman location over the next six months.
Formally Knauf Insulation, the Kingman Logistics Center is a rail served property with 620,000 sq. ft. of contemporary industrial and distribution space under roof. Mr. Dan Smith, SIOR, said, “Big Industrial, LLC has been invested in the Kingman area for nearly 20 years, so when this property became available last year, it made strategic sense to acquire, upgrade and offer it to the manufacturing/warehousing community. We are excited Shelves West chose a portion of our building for their expansion.”
“Given the issues with COVID-19 over the last 6 months, it is refreshing to see continued capital investment and new employment opportunities within the Kingman Airport Industrial Park,” stated Bennett Bratley, Economic Development Manager, City of Kingman. This activity just confirms that Kingman is located to provide access to Southwestern markets such as Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Tucson.
For additional information contact: Bennett Bratley, City of Kingman, (928) 565-1416, [email protected].