Local Aerospace Company To Add Jobs

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September 7, 2010

Tect Power is planting roots deeper in the “Air Capital” with a planned expansion. The company tells KAKE News it plans to hire more employees in the coming years.

General Manager Derek Hallmark says what Wichita has to offer makes staying put locally the best choice for this company.

"At the end of the day, we just looked at what Wichita had to offer," Hallmark said. "From the technical and manufacturing it takes to produce a good quality detail out the door, it all lends itself to the Wichita area."

Tect Power is primarily a maker of aircraft components and assemblies. The company suffered through the economic downturn like other companies and considered its future, which could have meant relocating out of state.

Over the next five years, however, the company is planning a $2.7 million dollar Wichita expansion, including plans to add 26 jobs to the 15 here now.

The Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition is working with state and local governments to secure an incentive package to make that happen. Hallmark says staying in Wichita is a no-brainer considering the city's skilled work force.

"It's probably the best aerospace talent pool in the world," Hallmark said.

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