|Ambassador Building at KCI getting new tenants
The Ambassador Building at I-29 and Cookingham Drive is under going some remodeling ahead of two new tenants moving in.
The new tenants, Wire Rope Corporation of America, Inc., WRCA, and U.S. General Services Administration, GSA, will move in by the end of the year.
WRCA is relocating its corporate headquarters to the building from St. Joseph. They are the largest manufacturer of wire rope in the western hemisphere and operate seven manufacturing facilities in the United States and Mexico. The rope is most often used in cranes and also in the oil and gas industries.
Kansas City’s Bartle Hall uses strands assembled by WRCA and is the largest column-free exposition facility in the United States.
GSA leases space on behalf of the government and provides training on acquisitions for buildings, property disposal, supply and procurement, technology, transportation and vehicles.
The WRCA will use 40,000 square feet and GSA will use another 10,000 square feet.
In September 2006, the Kansas City Aviation Department, KCAD, purchased the Ambassador Building with five percent occupancy. Now the occupancy is over 50 percent.
The building, which formerly housed Farmland Industries, sits on 23 acres and includes class A office space. The building also offers amenities including a conference facility for up to 300 people, a large cafeteria, state of the art security system, and convenient location near I-29 and I-435.