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Wichita Aerospace Company Atlas To Add 100 Jobs

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An aerospace company in Wichita plans to expand and add 100 jobs to its current production facility this year.

Atlas Aerospace in west Wichita specializes in repair of aerospace components and has produced doors for commercial airplanes including the Boeing 737. Atlas announced plans to expand its Wichita facility to meet increasing demands for a variety of aerospace products. The company plans to add about 100 jobs, which will bring the number of employees to 526.

The expansion was considered for Atlas facilities in Arizona, Pennsylvania and Mexico. Wichita was chosen in part because of the area's available skilled workforce and Kansas’ sales tax exemption on machinery & equipment.

“It was obvious Wichita and the state of Kansas wanted the expansion to happen here," says Atlas Aersopace official Phil Stephen.

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Carla Eckels is assistant news director and the host of Soulsations. Follow her on Twitter @Eckels.

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