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Cargill Grows Again

Wichita Business Journal
August 26, 2011

Seems like every time you turn around, Cargill is taking up space in downtown Wichita.

Just after opening its $14.7 million research and development facility at First and Wichita, the company has opened additional office space in the Garvey Center next door.

The 5,000-square-foot lease is the result of the closure of Cargill’s facility at 2901 N. Mead. Many of those workers have gone to the new innovation center. But a 20-person engineering group originally was slated to go into Cargill’s offices at 250 N. Water. That didn’t happen because Cargill’s transportation group in that facility has grown, says Cargill spokesman Mike Martin.

“For an indefinite period of time, the engineering group will be over at Garvey,” Martin says.

Larry Weber, manager of the Garvey Center, says Cargill has signed a two-year lease with a two-year option. The entire 345,000-square-foot Garvey complex is 98 percent occupied, he says.

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