​“Adding Kansas City to our existing fulfillment DC network bolsters our ability to ship to over 98% of the entire US population within two days,” said Jared Lindwall, manager of business development for Bender Group. “This will provide a competitive advantage for our clients looking to get their product to the market faster, whether it is a traditional retail or direct-to-consumer order.”

Mark C. Long, SIOR, CCIM, LEED AP — Senior Vice President-Principal with Zimmer Real Estate Services, L.C. represented the buyer in the real estate transaction.

“The Kansas City region is ideally positioned to offer distribution and warehousing operations an ideal location to serve a U.S. customer base,” said Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort. “We are very excited to welcome Bender Group to our region and look forward to their continued growth in KC.”