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Monday, May 18, 2020
Contract for Covid-19 testing component will bring expansion, 300 jobs to Lenexa


By: Brian Kaberline

Source: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/18/thermo-fisher-contract-lenexa-expansion-300-jobs.html

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. has secured a federal contract to help in the fight against Covid-19 that also will bring an expansion - and new jobs - to its Lenexa facility.


Its Lenexa facility is at 12076 Santa Fe Trail Drive, southwest of 87th Street Expressway and Quivira Road and in underground space at Meritex Executive Park in western Lenexa.

The company will lease 120,000 square feet in an existing building at 17000 W. 116th St., said Ed Elder, president of Colliers International's Kansas City office. Elder and Tom Haverty of Colliers represented Thermo Fisher in the deal; Ken and Michael Block of Block Real Estate Services LLC represented the landlord, a Block investment group.

Ken Block said he jumped on the deal when Elder and Haverty brought it forward about 10 days earlier.

"It was, from our position, how fantastic that a local company was winning a big contract to fight Covid-19,' he said, "and we could get a deal done quickly to help them with their cause."


Read the full article at: https://www.bizjournals.com/kansascity/news/2020/05/18/thermo-fisher-contract-lenexa-expansion-300-jobs.html

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