KANSAS CITY, Mo., Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ReallyGoodStuff.com, an online retailer of "fun and creative teaching tools for today's classroom," has selected the Kansas City region for an e-commerce fulfillment center, creating 44 new jobs.
Jon Sonneborn, executive vice president of Really Good Stuff commented, "We're delighted to be setting up a major distribution center in Kansas City, truly the heartland of the USA. For over twenty years we've served elementary schools in every state and in almost every community. Now we're much closer to many of our beloved teachers."
ReallyGoodStuff.com will locate in the CenterPoint Intermodal Center where the company will distribute product to customers across the U.S. and Canada.
"This project is proof that the momentum at CenterPoint Intermodal Center is building. Business leaders realize that this location allows them to compete favorably," said Mark Long, senior vice president and principal, Newmark Grubb Zimmer. "RGS is a first class organization and we look forward to watching them succeed in our community."
"The Kansas City region continues to be a highly competitive market for e-commerce operations," said Bob Marcusse, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. "We are thrilled to welcome ReallyGoodStuff.com to the KC region and look forward to the company's continued growth."
The Kansas City region has the lowest truckload shipment costs and the most central location in the United States. Kansas City boasts more freeway-lane miles per capita than any other U.S. city, and is one of only a few U.S. cities in which four interstates intersect. Five major railroads serve the metro, making Kansas City the largest rail hub in the nation in terms of tonnage.
Established in 1992, ReallyGoodStuff.com works side-by-side with educators to develop a catalog of school supplies inspired by innovative teachers. Their goal is to offer fun, colorful products that fulfill teachers' needs. ReallyGoodStuff.com features more benefits than ever on hundreds of new products each year, and its catalogs reach teachers all across the USA. The company begins its third decade by renewing its pledge to provide the very best fun, creative, and affordable teaching tools to help teachers make a difference in their students' lives!
About KC SmartPort
KC SmartPort is the authority on logistics opportunities in the 18-county, bi-state Kansas City region. A non-profit economic development organization, KC SmartPort promotes and enhances the Kansas City region's status as a leading North American logistics hub. KC SmartPort is affiliated with the Kansas City Area Development Council, the regional economic development organization for the 18-county Kansas City metro. www.KCSmartPort.com
About Greater Kansas City
Home to 2.5 million people, the Kansas City region offers the benefits of more than 50 unique communities and 18 counties in Kansas and Missouri. As "America's Creative Crossroads," the region's distinctive qualities come from a confluence of artistry and technology innovation. Google selected the Kansas City metro for the roll-out of its Google Fiber service, which provides internet speeds at up to one gigabit per second. www.thinkKC.com
SOURCE Kansas City Area Development Council