Lineage Logistics Pulls Cold Storage Plans from New Century

Lineage Logistics Announces Change in Customer Need for New Century Project


From the Lineage Logistics website:

Lineage Logistics, LLC (“Lineage”), a leading international warehousing and logistics company, today announced that due to a change in customer needs, Lineage will no longer pursue the development of a temperature-controlled storage facility at the New Century AirCenter in Olathe, Kansas.

“Lineage’s approach to new construction, expansion and acquisition has long been to provide the space and solutions where and when our customers need it,” said Mike McClendon, EVP of Network Optimization at Lineage. “In the case of the proposed New Century facility, unforeseen changes to our customers’ supply chain and logistics needs have, for now, prompted us to withdraw our plans.”

While Lineage has decided to suspend construction plans in New Century, Lineage continues to grow its capacity in other key markets in response to customer demand.
“Our customers look to Lineage to deliver the industry’s latest, most innovative supply chain solutions, and the depth of those relationships allows Lineage to continue developing projects in high-demand markets,” McClendon said. “We have also pledged that as our customers’ business strategies change, we must remain nimble as well, in order to serve their evolving needs.”

Jana Walker, an Olathe resident involved in the public resistance to this development, had this to say, “I was one of the first people to find out that Lineage Logistics has decided to pull the project at New Century. When I heard that I was so happy that I almost started crying. I felt like our prayers have been answered, I felt that all my hard work and everyone’s finally paid off!!! So the building will not be built next to the Detention Center and our homes.”

She goes on to warn, “However, the reality is the lawsuit is still ongoing with the BOCC.  It was Lineage who heard us and they pulled. We still need them to rescind their vote so the lawsuit will go away.  We still need to hold them accountable to make sure this doesn’t happen again. We also need to thank the Representatives who have spoken up for the community and all their letters are still on the CC4RG website.”

Mike Jensen, one of the named parties in the lawsuit against the Board of County Commissioners says, “We are happy that Lineage Logistics heard us but are very disappointed our BOCC has still  refused to acknowledge the public outcry against this unsafe development next to the sheriffs office, detention center and our homes. They must become transparent and responsive to those that elected them. They have gone out of their way to promote a corporation and have failed to represent those that elected them. This has led us to distrust them.  We will continue to strongly urge them to rescind there vote. We will also continue in our pursuit of permanent relief from the court since they as of yet have failed to listen to the community and rescind their vote. Concerned Citizens 4 Responsible Government will closely monitor BOCC actions to ensure no more citizens are ran over by them.”