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Tuthill Corp. Opens Lenexa Manufacturing Site
Kansas Ag Connection - 06/26/2020

Tuthill Corporation announced the opening of a new manufacturing site for Fill-Rite pumps and products in Lenexa.

"When Tuthill Corporation needed a central U.S. location for this investment, they knew they could find what they needed -- right here in Kansas," Governor Kelly said. "I'm glad this great company chose our state. Kansas has so much to offer from our strong sense of community, world-class public school systems, to a business-friendly climate. I look forward to supporting Tuthill as we continue to diversify our economy."

According to the company, the Lenexa site will support Tuthill's business and commercial model to better serve customers as the demand through sales channels and e-marketplaces continues to grow. The Lenexa site will serve shipments in support of shorter lead times and market share growth.

Tuthill plans to create 68 new full-time jobs in Lenexa over the next five years with a median wage of $44,262, while pledging up to $4.55 million in capital investment.

"This is just the beginning of our global commercial strategy that strongly positions our products and services within our key foundational markets," said Steven Westfall, Chief Executive Officer of Tuthill Corporation.

The Kansas Department of Commerce partnered with various economic development partners while working to make this project a reality. Those partners include:

- The Kansas City Area Development Council

- The City of Lenexa

- The Lenexa Economic Development Council

- Evergy

- CBRE Group

- Karbank Real Estate Company

- Express Employment Professionals

- QPS Employment Group

- KC SmartPort

"Tuthill Corporation is a globally recognized manufacturer, and we're so grateful that they chose our state for this new facility," Secretary of Commerce David Toland said. "Our state's manufacturing sector is growing stronger every day, and this win is the latest proof of that."

Tuthill Corporation is a privately held manufacturer of industrial goods specializing in rotating equipment. Founded in 1892, James B. Tuthill originally manufactured common brick to Chicago construction companies. Today, Tuthill manufactures fuel and chemical transfer pumps and meters at Tuthill Fort Wayne; vacuum pumps and positive displacement blowers and systems at Tuthill Springfield; lubrication, magnetically coupled and process pumps at Tuthill Alsip; and custom injection-molded plastics at Tuthill Clearwater. Tuthill serves markets including agriculture, construction, chemical, food and beverage, energy, pharmaceuticals and medical, and transportation.

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