HUTCHINSON, KN — Superior Boiler has announced that it will relocate its Richmond, Virginia, subsidiary here beginning in the second quarter of 2021. The Richmond subsidiary will move into a 73,000-square-foot building Superior purchased last year in Hutchinson’s Airport Industrial Park. The facility’s current tenant, Siemens Gamesa, will continue to lease the building through first quarter 2021.
“Over the past two years, we looked at multiple sites in five states and in the Richmond area,” says Superior’s President and CEO Doug Wright. “Hutchinson became the clear choice because of the facility available to us, the assistance provided by state and local governments and the ability to combine resources with our current business operations.”
Superior employs approximately 150 people in Hutchinson and Richmond. The company expects to add more than 50 jobs in Hutchinson over the next three to five years, with most paying more than $21 per hour on average.
“Superior Boiler has been an important business in our county and we look forward to working with them for a prosperous future,” says Ron Sellers, Chair of the Reno County Commission.
All 30 employees who work in Richmond will be offered positions in Hutchinson. Wright said he also expects the company’s watertube boiler operations to grow organically. In addition, the company intends to introduce a proprietary new product, currently being designed and tested in Hutchinson, that will be available later this year.
For open positions, Superior will work with local and regional resources, including Hutchinson Community college and the state of Kansas, and conduct internal training for existing employees who may desire to move into new roles.