KCIC Announces 2015 Brick-by-Brick Award Winners

In KCIC News by KCIC Admin

KCIC is pleased to announce the 2015 class of Brick-by-Brick Award winners! For more than 25 years, KCIC has recognized the individuals and businesses that have made significant contributions to Kansas City’s industrial community with Brick-by-Brick Awards. The awards will be presented on Weds., April 1st at the Brick-by-Brick Awards Reception to be held from 5-7:30pm at Boulevard Brewery. Tickets are available for $50/pp, click HERE to purchase.

2015 Award Winners

Private Partners

AB May–Recently purchased and renovated a vacant building in the Blue Valley Industrial area, investing $11.6 million to make the 82,000 square foot building the company’s new headquarters.

Carthage Stoneworks–Purchased and renovated a building on Roanoke Rd. in the Bi-State Turkey Creek industrial area that will serve as the company’s new headquarters.

Custom Truck–The company recently completed an $8.6 million expansion of its headquarters, which is located in the Blue Valley Industrial area on the site of the former GST and Armco steel plants.

Dimensional Innovations–Renovated headquarters located on Merriam Lane in the Bi-State Turkey Creek Industrial area.

Kansas City Terminal Railway–Over a 6 year span, Kansas City Terminal Railway invested more than $220 million in track, bridge and other improvements in the West Bottoms Industrial area. The most recent project is a massive new retaining wall below I-70 and Beardsley Road that protects West Bottoms businesses and area infrastructure.

Kissick Construction Co.–Kissick invested $1.2 million to expand its headquarters in the Dodson Industrial area. The expansion provided additional space for equipment storage and maintenance.

Mid-West Terminal Warehouse–Mid-West Terminal Warehouse built a spec building in the Northeast Industrial area.

Missouri Kansas Supply–Relocated its headquarters to I-35 and Cambridge Circle in the Bi-State Turkey Creek Industrial area, purchasing and renovating a 100,000 square foot facility.

Moly-Cop USA–Invested $13.1 million to upgrade its plant in the Blue Valley Industrial area, installing a new heat-treat process line to expand its production capabilities.

Pitney Bowes–Recently leased and renovated a 40,000 square foot warehouse in the Northeast Industrial area.

Public Partners

Chris Gutierrez, KC SmartPort–As director of SmartPort, Gutierrez has been working with KCIC and other city officials to evaluate development opportunities for the former AK Steel plant in the Blue Valley Industrial area. He has been a staunch advocate for redevelopment of the site.

MoDOT–This award recognizes MoDOT’s work with public engagement on the I-70/Manchester exchange project. Original plans for this project called for the closure of the Manchester interchange, but after the public comment period brought to light the negative impact this would have on Blue Valley area businesses, MoDOT went back to the drawing board and revised its plan in order to keep Manchester open.

Special Recognition

Mayor Pro Temp Cindy Circo–In recognition of the two terms she’s served as City Councilwoman representing the 5th District. Circo has been a strong advocate for industry throughout her tenure.

Councilwoman Jan Marcason–In her terms as City Councilwoman, Marcason has been an active supporter of economic development in our city’s industrial areas.

Norm Bowers, Harvesters–Bowers has been an industrial advocate and supporter in the Blue Valley Industrial area since Harvesters Community Food Bank moved its headquarters to Blue Valley. He served as the Blue Valley Industrial Area (BViA) board president and grew the organization’s reach and activities.

Forrest L. Langdon “Frosty” Award

Tom Roberts, cfm Distributors–Roberts has been an integral member of the KCIC board and Past-Presidents Advisory board for more than 10 years. He’s been willing to take on many roles through the years–from lobbying trips to Washington, D.C. to serving on City committee