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Brek Manufacturing Expands Wichita, Kansas, Operations

Brek Manufacturing, the Southern California-based aerospace company, intends to invest $4.5 million and purchase two buildings in Wichita, Kansas. The project is expected to create 75 new jobs over the next five years.

According to the company, Wichita’s aerospace and aviation ecosystem and workforce drove their decision to expand into Kansas.

“As we began exploring options for expansion, I recommended including Wichita because I have personally experienced the benefit of operating in one of the top aerospace clusters,” Marwan Hammouri, President and CEO Brek Manufacturing, said. “As we move through all the pieces of a complicated process, we are excited about the possibilities that opening a Wichita expansion brings to our customers and to the community and state.”

Brek specializes in the manufacture of complex structural aircraft parts, including contoured surface parts common in the mold line of modern-day aircraft, according to the Kansas Department of Commerce.

“Our state is proud to be the home of the Air Capital of the World,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “Brek is the latest example of Wichita’s well-deserved aerospace reputation resulting in new business investment and new jobs for Kansas. Congratulations to Brek, and thank you for choosing to expand in the nation’s best state for business.

Brek’s expansion plans are in process following a vote on Wichita City Council Industrial Revenue Bonds.

“Brek Manufacturing wanting to expand in Wichita over growing their current location in California is significant for our region,” said Tammy Porazka, Vice President of Economic Development for the Greater Wichita Partnership. “The CEO knows from previously being located in the Air Capital of the high value and numerous benefits of our aerospace ecosystem and our world-class workforce.

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