KMS, Inc. to Open Additional Location in Hutchinson
Thursday, October 22, 2020
KMS, Inc., a wholesale and distribution company headquartered in Wichita, announced today that it has purchased the former Eaton building, located at 3401 E. 4th Street, that was vacated in 2017. KMS Inc. was founded in 1976 and has over 40 years of experience in the wholesale and distribution of goods.
“This large building presents a great opportunity for KMS to continue to grow and expand in our distribution business in the core of the country,” said Tom George, President & CEO of KMS, Inc. “We look forward to bringing jobs and this building back online.”
KMS, Inc. currently operates four distribution centers throughout the United States, offering a wide array of general merchandise from clothing, hardware, kitchen appliances, electronics, heaters, air conditioners and much more. This location will allow the company to grow in their wholesale distribution offerings.
“We look forward to not only the jobs this will bring to Hutchinson, but demonstrating that Hutchinson’s central location and excellent highway access are a perfect combination for companies wanting to distribute product from the Central US,” said Lacie Janzen, Economic Development Project Manager.
The Greater Hutch Economic Development Partnership worked with a number of community partners on this collaborative effort including the City of Hutchinson, Reno County, local contractors and utility partners who all helped find solutions for this project to come together.
“It's fantastic to see the productive reuse of this key building after many years of vacancy. I am excited to welcome KMS, Inc. to Hutchinson, and am grateful that they chose to invest in our community”, said Jade Piros de Carvalho, Hutchinson Mayor.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to work with KMS, Inc. and their leadership team,” said Debra Teufel, President & CEO of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce. “This 380,000 square foot facility is a large footprint and has had a major role in Hutchinson’s manufacturing legacy. Our Greater Hutch Economic Development Partnership worked tirelessly over the last three years to find just the right tenant to repurpose this facility.”
KMS, Inc. will be making several updates to the building and plan to be operational in the next 60-90 days. The company will begin hiring in early 2021 and will be posting jobs on the Greater Hutch Job Portal at greaterhutch.com and through KansasWorks at kansasworks.com.
For questions contact:
Lacie Janzen, Economic Development Project Manager