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Dubuque manufacturer expanding in Kansas

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EDGERTON, Kan. (AP) -- Two companies plan to bring a total of more than 200 new jobs to a distribution and warehouse park in southern Johnson County.

Flexsteel Industries of Dubuque, Iowa, a furniture manufacturer, plans to add 141 jobs at a new building in the Logistics Park Kansas City center near Edgerton.

And Kubota Tractor Corp. of Torrance, California plans to open a nearly 450,000-square-foot parts distribution center and employ about 75 workers by the end of its first year in operation.

The Kansas City Star reports the expansions were announced Friday.

The 1,500-acre Logistics Park is anchored by the BNSF Railway's intermodal freight facility. Flexsteel and Kubota are the fourth and fifth major distribution businesses to open in the complex.

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