HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) _ A Hutchinson manufacturing plant that makes food processing equipment plans to move to a Kansas City, Mo., suburb.
Officials of the Marlen International plant announced Wednesday that the plant will move to Riverside, Mo., early next year. Marlen manufactures food-processing equipment.
Company president and CEO Nikola Vajda says about a dozen of the plant's 29 employees will be able to stay in Hutchinson and work through telecommunications. The other employees will be offered jobs in Riverside.
The Hutchinson News reports (http://bit.ly/NjmGTN ) the company plans to close during the first quarter of next year, if it can get a month-to-month extension on its lease in Hutchinson, which expires in December.
The company says the move depends on approval of state and local incentives.