ElDorado National Kansas Inc., a division of Thor Industries , will begin manufacturing luxury buses at its Salina, Kansas facility, creating 36 jobs.
The new luxury buses will complement the Aerolite, Aerotech, Aero Elite and Advantage buses already made at Eldorado National’s Salina facility, located at 1655 Wall Street in the Salina Airport Industrial Center. ElDorado decided to manufacture luxury buses after assuming the operations and assets of California company.
“We are pleased to welcome more premium wage manufacturing jobs to the Salina Airport Industrial Center,” said Tim Rogers, executive director of the Salina Airport Authority.
“We thank the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salina Airport,” said Jeff Montgomery, president and general manager of ElDorado National Kansas. “The airport is a great operating location. The chamber helped us to understand how the Kansas Department of Commerce programs can support a decision to add jobs in Salina.”
“I’m excited that ElDorado National is expanding and creating good new jobs in the state,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “Eldorado has had a manufacturing presence in Kansas for more than three decades. It’s terrific to see a company with a long history here continue to grow, employ more Kansans and contribute to our economic growth.”
Dennis Lauver, president and CEO of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce said, “The high quality workforce in Salina has made it easy for the corporate leadership to add jobs here. They know they get quality workmanship from the talent in Salina.”