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Ribbon Cutting: Cargo Largo

Cargo Largo celebrated an exciting milestone with the grand opening of their new 560,000 s.f. corporate headquarters, retail center, and warehouse in Independence, MO on Friday, October 27th.

For over 65 years, Cargo Largo has provided customers with outlet goods, at an unbeatable price, by leveraging longstanding relationships  to purchase products deemed undeliverable. Selling more than 800,000 unique products annually through multiple sales channels, Cargo Largo’s new facility accommodates their:

  • E-commerce business
  • Retail center
  • eBay store
  • On-site bid sales
  • Headquarter offices

Boasting an impressive handling and conveying system, 51 docks, shipping and sorting areas, and a dedicated auction space, the new headquarters is a shopping destination and a true testament to the company’s commitment to the customer experience.

Russell served as the general contractor and MEPFP (mechanical, engineering, plumbing, fire protection) design/build partner for Cargo Largo. The enormous manufacturing / retail facility was constructed from 129,500 s.f. of tilt-up precast concrete panels, some weighing over 200,000 lbs.  During the 22 months of construction, Russell accommodated numerous design revisions to precisely align the facility with Cargo Largo’s unique business needs, particularly during the intricate finishing phases.

With innovation in mind – Russell’s Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) team utilized several technological tools to aid in providing project tours and updates during construction, including: 

  • Animation
  • 4D scheduling
  • Drones for photos and videos
  • Virtual Reality (VR)
  • Augmented Reality (AR)

Cargo Largo has called Independence, MO home for over six decades, but it’s so much more than a company address. Cargo Largo is deeply committed to making a positive impact by investing in the community, creating an estimated 400 new jobs by December 2023, and driving economic growth to the city. In addition, Cargo for Kids – the company’s non-profit initiative – annually provides backpacks full of essential school supplies and hygiene items to the children of the Independence School District.

As Cargo Largo’s new headquarters becomes a focal point in Independence, it not only represents a retail revolution but also signals a commitment to growth, innovation, and community impact. For those eager to explore the wide array of goods and services offered, visit Cargo Largo’s official website and witness the future of retail.