Garmin is breaking ground on a $200 million dollar facility expansion at its Olathe, Kansas campus. Construction will happen in two phases. The first phase includes an approximately 720,000 square foot manufacturing and distribution center located on its Olathe campus, which will take two years to complete.

The second phase of the expansion will include the renovation of the existing Garmin warehouse and manufacturing space into a state-of-the-art research and development facility and supporting office space. This phase is expected to take an additional two years to finish, with the full project nearing completion in late 2020.

Once finished, the 96-acre Garmin campus will offer 2.1 million square-feet of space, with room for up to 2,600 additional associates, says the company. Presently, there are approximately 2,800 people on the Garmin campus with another 600 associates located elsewhere in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. There are roughly 11,400 Garmin associates worldwide.

The Garmin campus is located along 151st Street near Interstate 35 in Olathe. The project’s contractor is McCown Gordon and its designer and architect is Gould Evans.

[Image courtesy: Garmin]