A Hesston-based mowing equipment manufacturer plans to open a new plant in the Kansas City area, creating 200 jobs in the process.
According to a news release Thursday, Excel Industries will open the new plant in Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton in Johnson County. The plant will initially be used for warehousing and distribution, though the company does say it plans to eventually begin the manufacturing of an existing product.
The company also has stated to the Kansas City Star that they plan to hire more employees at the Hesston headquarters over the next several years.
Excel's mowing products are sold through the Hustler Turf Equipment and BigDog Mower Co. brands.