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Elite Harness Upgrades Wellington, Kansas, Manufacturing Operations

Elite Harness plans to refurbish its manufacturing operation in Wellington, Kansas. The $14 million project is expected to create 110 jobs.

“We have a sister company that is located in Tulsa, so we considered building there, but the State of Kansas and Sumner County really stepped up to the plate and made Wellington a wise choice for us,” Elite Harness President Nathan Smith said.

The 50,000-square-foot facility will produce wiring harnesses and custom cables for various sectors, including automotive, industrial, agricultural, aerospace, and other industries requiring electrical connections.

“Kansas has developed a reputation as the go-to state for new and expanding major businesses,” Lieutenant Governor and Secretary of Commerce David Toland noted. “Having Elite in Wellington not only will continue to boost the economy, but also bring over 100 new jobs to rural Kansas. Elite exemplifies how Governor Kelly is fulfilling her promise to bring prosperity to all areas of the state.”

“The Sumner County Economic Development mission is to grow communities through business activity with innovative economic development programs,” Sumner County Economic Development Commission Director Stacy Davis add. “Having a company like Elite Harness expand their company in Wellington underscores the value of investing in rural Kansas towns.”

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