LIBERTY, Mo. – August 28, 2023 – US Motor Works, a manufacturer and distributor of after-market automotive parts, plans to invest $19.2 million in a new, 167,000-square-foot distribution center in Liberty, Missouri.
The facility, which will be located at the Heartland Meadows Industrial Park, will allow US Motor Works to centralize distribution, expand capabilities, and shorten delivery times. The company currently operates in six North American facilities.
“We’re excited to welcome US Motor Works to Missouri as it continues to grow its family-owned business across North America,” said Governor Mike Parson. “The strategic choice of Missouri underscores the significance of our state’s central location, well-trained workforce, and business-friendly environment, which collectively positions us as a premier logistics hub. Missouri continues to be appealing for companies searching for an optimal place to expand their business.”
“Being centrally located in the U.S. and specifically in the Kansas City area, our new facility will be three days away from 90% of the country by truck,” said Gil Benjamin, President and CEO of US Motor Works. “This new distribution center will not only allow us to serve our customers better, but it will also allow our products and brands to continue growing without space limitations.”
“The Liberty City Council has committed to a welcoming and vibrant economic development environment, with the goal of bringing corporate investment and jobs to our city,” said Greg Canuteson, Mayor of the City of Liberty. “As we welcome US Motor Works to Liberty, we are proud of the business culture that we have created over the past decade that has brought great job opportunities for the Liberty and KC metro areas. Heartland Meadows is a fixture in our community and we look forward to welcoming another industry leading tenant to the industrial park that is nearing capacity.”
The Kansas City region’s central location, skilled workforce, and robust industrial market make it a leading U.S. logistics hub. Among the top automotive industry locations in the country, supported by an abundant infrastructure and transportation network, the Kansas City region is a key location for companies looking to optimize their supply chain operations.
“Missouri continues to be a top location for businesses that need to get their products to consumers quickly,” said Subash Alias, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “US Motor Works is a global automotive manufacturer with a large network of customers, and having this facility here in Missouri will help them maintain their high standards of excellent customer service. Logistics and automotive manufacturing are two of the state’s largest industries, and we are excited to welcome US Motor Works to Missouri.”
“The Kansas City region continues to attract major industrial investment, with companies like US Motor Works choosing the area as they strive to serve their customers better and faster than ever before,” said Chris Gutierrez, President of KC SmartPort. “With more than 70 million square feet of industrial development in the last ten years and more than 190,000 skilled workers, Kansas City has established itself as a leading center for distribution operations within North America.”
The facility is projected to operate at full capacity in January 2024.
About US Motor Works
Family-owned and operated since 1995, US Motor Works is a company on the move in the automotive marketplace, with six locations in North America and over 300 employees. US Motor Works has been expanding operations rapidly over the past five years. The company services OES, traditional automotive, heavy duty automotive and the performance aftermarket with five brands, USMW Professional Series, USWM Heavy Duty, OSC Automotive, Derale Performance and Pacer Performance. Products include water pumps, fan clutches, fuel pumps, radiators, condensers, heater cores, HD charge air coolers, cab roof lights, rubber flares and a full line of performance cooling products.
About Missouri Partnership
Missouri Partnership is a public-private economic development organization focused on attracting new jobs and investment to the state and promoting Missouri’s business strengths. Since 2008, Missouri Partnership has worked with partners statewide to attract companies that have created 32,900+ new jobs, $1.7 billion+ in new annual payroll, and $6.4 billion+ in new capital investment. Some recent successful projects that led to major investment in Missouri include Accenture Federal Services LLC, American Foods Group, Casey’s, Chewy, Inc., James Hardie, Meta, Swift Prepared Foods, URBN, USDA, and Veterans United.