KMW to expand ag operation in Sterling

Gov. Laura Kelly announced that KMW, a precision manufacturer of agricultural front loaders, backhoes and other attachments, will invest $105 million to construct a new North American headquarters and state-of-the-art production facility in Sterling, Kansas.

The venture will create 251 new jobs, resulting in a local workforce of KMW selected Sterling in Rice County after a rigorous competition among Midwestern states. In addition to the headquarters, moving to the 151-acre site on the north side of Sterling will allow KMW to continue growing its manufacturing capabilities.

KMW has two other Kansas plants, one in Great Bend and one in Lyons. The company is owned by Agrostroj Pelhrimov, a Czech Republic-based global leader in agricultural machinery and freight transport manufacturing.