Pittsburg Business Expands


PITTSBURG, Kan. (AP) A Pittsburg company is planning a $1 million expansion and more hiring to respond to a growing market.

Officials at Atkinson Industries held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for an expansion that will add 10,000 square feet to its existing plant in the Pittsburg Industrial Park.

Company officials say business has doubled in the last 18 months and the company has added 40 workers. The company, which has 111 employees, expects to add at least 20 more this year.

The company, which opened in Pittsburg in 1919, makes metal buildings that house electrical equipment.

The Pittsburg Morning Sun reports Atkinson Industries recently received a contract to provide its Factory Fabricated Modular Enclosures to one of the largest solar power projects in the country. Atkinson declined to name the project.


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