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Kansas Protein Foods to open in former CHS facility in Hutchinson

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kansas Protein Foods, LLC, a newly formed subsidiary of Kansas Ethanol, LLC, a large ethanol producer located in Rice County between Sterling and Lyons, announced today that it has purchased the closed CHS Foods facility in Hutchinson’s industrial district and will immediately begin the process of putting it back into production.  While rebuilding the customer base for the business, which closed December 1, 2017, will take time, the plant is projected to reach employment of at least 50 within four years.    “We will make the same flavored and unflavored soy protein products for which the plant was designed, “said Mike Chisam,...
New Business Opens in Hutchinson Mall

Thursday, January 18, 2018

The Hutchinson Reno County Chamber of Commerce and Greater Hutch are pleased to announce the location of a new business in Hutchinson, Kansas.  Almont Studios of Boston, MA, has selected 10,000 sq.ft. of space in the Hutchinson Mall to manufacture the iC4K technology platform and create custom individualized content for users with cognitive impairment and anxiety concerns.    This project was the direct result of Hutch Rising investor and Chamber member Dianne Blick, local real estate professional, and a collaboration of partners across the community.  Blick said, "The work this company is doing in conjunction with Dr. Forbes at Wesley Towers seems...
Buhler High School Teachers take Manufacturing Industry Tours

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

On October 15th, as part of Manufacturing Month in Reno County, Greater Hutch, an economic development partnership for Reno County, hosted teachers from Buhler High School USD 313 on a manufacturing industry tour. Local manufacturers Collins Bus Corporation, Kuhn Krause, and Superior Boiler Works opened their doors for the USD 313 teachers for facility tours and company presentations. The tour aimed to build connections between local manufacturers and educators to work together in preparing the workforce of tomorrow.   The teachers became the students during the presentations, which showed what Reno County manufacturing companies are looking for in employees aside from technical...
2018 Wage and Benefit Reports Released

Friday, August 10, 2018

Hutchinson, KS – Greater Hutch, the economic development division of the Hutchinson/Reno County Chamber of Commerce, is pleased to release the Wage and Benefit Reports for 2018. The 2018 Reno County Wage Report is provided by the Kansas Department of Labor, 2018 Kansas Wage Survey. The report details annual estimated wage and occupational numbers for all Reno County and separated by occupational code. In May 2018, Greater Hutch conducted a benefit survey open to all businesses in Reno County. The 2018 Benefit Survey Report is an aggregate of those participating companies. Information collected covers all benefits that a company may offer and...