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Johnson County sets in motion firehouse project on redeveloping Sunflower Ammo Plant

The issue isn’t entirely settled yet. More decisions about the fire service will likely come before the commission down the line.


On Wednesday, Nov. 2, work on the $4 billion Panasonic Energy project in De Soto officially got underway with a groundbreaking ceremony. 

Johnson County is taking a few steps toward establishing a new firehouse in the Northwest Consolidated Fire District with hazardous materials response capabilities to serve the redevelopment of the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant. 



Gov. Laura Kelly participated in a groundbreaking ceremony at the future Panasonic Energy project in November 2022 on the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant recently annexed into De Soto. She was joined by Panasonic executives from Japan and North America, Kansas leaders and the Japanese consul general. 

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