A major expansion for North Kansas City-based Tnemec was unveiled last month when the 100-year-old company and the North Kansas City Council agreed to a funding agreement to begin reviews of the project.
The City of North Kansas City and Tnemec have agreed to examine plans and potential incentives for a $32.8 million, more than 300,000-square-foot industrial building on a vacant 18-acre parcel south of the firm’s existing manufacturing plant at 123 W. 23rd Ave. Tnemec would initially occupy about one-third of the space and lease the rest. The company would retain the right to move into additional space later as needed. Up to 110 new jobs are expected from the project.
With approximately 200 current employees, Tnemec is a leading manufacturer of high-performance industrial coatings, designed for a range of applications for exterior and interior environments. Founded in 1921, Tnemec is one of the largest privately held protective coatings manufacturers in North America, with facilities also located in Baltimore, Maryland and Shanghai, China.
The agreement was outlined in a March 16 subscriber only article by Adam Vogler in the Kansas City Business Journal.