Walmart to bring massive distribution center to Topeka

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TOPEKA, Kan. (KSNT) – Walmart will bring a massive distribution center to Topeka.

The announcement came out of city hall chambers Wednesday night at the JEDO meeting.

Walmart is getting some pretty big incentives to bring the facility to Topeka. The company is looking at spending $200 million dollars on the 1.8 million square foot facility. The facility hopes to have about 300 full-time jobs.

It will go up at Kanza Fire Commerce Park – near the Mars Plant on Highway 75.

It’s expected to take over more than 40 acres of land in the area. City leaders hope it will be an exciting addition to the Topeka community.

Additional jobs are coming to Topeka with the approval of the Bimini Pet Health expansion. The final approval came at Wednesday’s meeting.

The expansion is expected to bring up to four new full-time jobs with an average yearly wage of $52,000 plus benefits.

The company is looking at spending $1.1 million for the expansion.

Also announced at Wednesday evening’s meeting, a meat processing/distribution facility could be coming to Topeka.

The name of the company was not announced, but a representative said it’s choosing between Topeka and one other community.

If this facility were to come to Topeka, it could bring 150 new jobs to the capital city.

The company should make a decision on the destination of the facility within the next month.

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