HUTCHINSON, Kan. — After months of planning, Superior Boiler is ready to take occupancy of the former Mega Manufacturing facility located just west of the current operations.
The company reached an agreement to buy the building so it could bring its Richmond, Virginia, plant to Hutchinson. The building has been occupied by Siemens for the past 10 years as a storage facility. According to Doug Wright with Superior, the building is now empty and they plan to start making minor renovations to the building starting next week.
Wright says they plan to begin moving in equipment in late March or early April and hope to be up and fully running by late June or early July.
The company is looking for full-time employees already and hopes to have an initial workforce of 30 when the building opens. That number is expected to increase by between five and 10 employees by the end of the first year. Superior is working with local and regional resources, including Hutchinson Community College and the state of Kansas, and will conduct internal training for existing employees who may desire to move into new roles.
Superior announced in March of last year plans to relocate the Richmond facility.